Fronteras: Environment and economy in tribal coal battle

"Environmentalists have filed an appeal challenging Peabody Coal’s mining permit in northern Arizona.

At the same time, a new economic impact study shows Arizona, as well as the Navajo and Hopi Tribes, stand to lose millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs in the future unless agreements can be reached to keep the Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Coal operating.

New federal regulations could shut the plant down.

The L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University conducted the economic impact study for the Navajo Nation and the Salt River Project, the utility that owns the Navajo Generating Station. The power plant supplies electricity for parts of Arizona, California and Nevada."

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