Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'desert rock'

Letter: Just say no to Navajo Nation power plant

"In December 2008, Navajo President Shirley sent the Obama-Biden transition team a federal agenda that outlines 27 recommendation policies and requests for $2.9 billion in funding through Obama's $775 billion stimulus program. Some of these priorities include research funding for...

EPA plans to weaken clean air rules near parks

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to weaken Clean Air Act protections for areas near national parks and wilderness areas, The Washington Post reports. The rule would make it easier for to build coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and other...

Navajo activists keep up fight against power plant

Navajo activists will hold their second-annual prayer ceremony to oppose a major power plant on the reservation. Dooda Desert Rock plans to meet November 8-11 near the site of the $3 billion Desert Rock Energy Project in Shiprock, New...

New Mexico fights Navajo power plant approval

The state of New Mexico wants the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider its approval of an air permit for the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant. The state says the EPA failed to consider several issues when it approved the air...

EPA challenged over Navajo power plant permit

Seven environmental groups, including Dine Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, are challenging an air permit for the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant. The Environmental Protection Agency approved an air permit late last month in response to a lawsuit filed by...

EPA approves air permit for Navajo power plant

The Environmental Protection Agency approved an air permit for the Navajo Nation's controversial power plant. The decision came on the last day possible under a court order. The tribe sued the EPA for failing to act on an application...

EPA decision on Navajo power plant due this week

The Environmental Protection Agency is due to make a decision on an air permit for the Navajo Nation's controversial power plant. Opponents don't believe the EPA will meet the deadline that was imposed by a court order. New Mexico Environment...

Deadline looms for EPA on Navajo power plant

The Environmental Protection Agency has until July 31 to make a decision on the Navajo Nation's controversial power plant. The tribe applied for an air permit for the Desert Rock Energy Project more than four years ago. A federal judge...

New Mexico seeks to delay Navajo power plant

The state of New Mexico is asking a federal judge to delay action on the Navajo Nation's power plant. A federal judge ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize a decision on an air permit for the Desert Rock Energy...

Editorial: Make decision on Navajo power plant

"No matter if you're for or against the proposed Desert Rock Power Plant, the time is past for the Environmental Protection Agency to act on an air permit. Diné Power Authority and Houston-based Sithe Global Power applied for the air...

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