"Air Permit for Coal Power Plant on Navajo Land Sent Back to EPA"

"The contested air permit for the Sithe Global Desert Rock coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico today was sent back to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for additional analysis.

The EPA's Environmental Appeals Board remanded the air permit back to the agency due to deficiencies in the permit's environmental and technological analyses.

'We firmly believe that the EPA has accepted and acknowledged their responsibilities to evaluate Desert Rock under the Clean Air Act and the Endangered Species Act,' said Janette Brimmer with Earthjustice in Seattle, a nonprofit environmental law firm representing several groups that contested the permit, including Dine' Care and the San Juan Citizens Alliance."

Environment News Service had the story September 25, 2009.

Source: ENS, 09/29/2009