Letter: Upgrades at coal-fired power plant create jobs for tribes

"George F. Will’s July 8 op-ed column [“What price clearer air in parks?”] omitted and distorted significant facts.

Mr. Will’s economic analysis missed the fact that upgrades at the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in Arizona, while slashing air pollution, also stand to create jobs. The costs are investments in pollution-control technology and in workers who put that technology in place and keep it running. The Environmental Protection Agency has not yet acted on the NGS. Our work to date has consisted of consultation with the power industry and Native American tribes on a plan that protects health, follows the law and benefits tribal economies. "

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