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Navajos worried about power plant emissions

Navajo tribal members opposed to a proposed power plant are worried that potential emissions could be hazardous to their health.

A group called Din� Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment is opposing the Desert Rock Power Plant. The 1,500-megawat coal-fired plant would be located in the Shiprock, New Mexico area.

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a draft permit for the project, calling it one of the strictest with regard to emissions. But Din� Care says any amount of emissions can lead to health problems.

The EPA is taking public comment on the permit until October 27. A copy of the draft permit can be found at

Get the Story:
EPA issues power plant an draft air quality permit (The Farmington Daily Times 7/25)

Relevant Links:
Desert Rock Energy Project -
Din� Citizens Against Ruining our Environment -

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