Giuliani law firm represents Navajo power plant

The law firm of New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is representing the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant.

Bracewell & Giuliani works for the Desert Rock Power Plant, a project of the tribe and energy company Sithe Global Power. The firm plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over a long-delayed air permit for the coal-fired power plant.

The tribe and Sithe plan to build a $3 billion power plant near Shiprock, New Mexico. The tribe says the project will generate $50 million in annual revenues and 400 permanent jobs.

Navajo environmentalists oppose the plant. Diné CARE released a report that said the plant will harm the environment.

Giuliani was seeking the Republican nomination for president. But he dropped out after poor showings in his party's primaries.

Get the Story:
Desert Rock: Tribal members push alternatives, Navajo Nation wants EPA action (The Farmington Daily Times 2/11)

Relevant Links:
Desert Rock Clean Air Act Proposed PSD Permit -
Desert Rock Energy Project, BIA site -
Desert Rock Energy Project, company site -
Dine Citizens Against Ruining our Environment -

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