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Environment: Feds face legal challenge over Four Corners power plant approval

Climate impacts, environmental justice at issue in looming legal battle Staff Report Community and environmental activists say they’ll contest federal approval of continued operations at the giant pollution-spewing Four Corners Power Plant in court. In a formal notice of their intent to sue, the groups said Office of Surface Mining, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service … Continue reading Environment: Feds face legal challenge over Four Corners power plant approval

Environment: $160 million cleanup ordered at coal-burning, pollution-spewing Four Corners power plant

Settlement includes requirements for regional public health and environmental mitigation projects Staff Report FRISCO — One of the dirtiest coal-burning power plants in the country will be required to upgrade pollution controls, cutting thousands of tons of harmful sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions. The $160 million cleanup at the Four Corners Power Plant, located … Continue reading Environment: $160 million cleanup ordered at coal-burning, pollution-spewing Four Corners power plant

Energy: Four Corners power plant to be scrutinized

Feds plan to take a look at cumulative impacts from emissions, coal mining, and will consider alternatives, including renewable energy By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — After 50 years of operation, the Four Corners Power Plant will get a hard look from federal officials, who are planning an environmental study to scrutinize cumulative impacts from … Continue reading Energy: Four Corners power plant to be scrutinized

Environmental groups challenge continued operation of giant Four Corners coal-burning power plant

Global warming impacts, health of Native American communities at issue in new federal study Staff Report FRISCO — President Obama may be all about tackling global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions these days, but that message hasn’t trickled to to various government agencies, including the Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, … Continue reading Environmental groups challenge continued operation of giant Four Corners coal-burning power plant

Environment: Can a lawsuit shut down one of the West’s biggest and dirtiest coal-burning power plants?

Legal challenge seeks to hasten the end of the fossil fuel era in the Southwest Staff Report A coalition of environmental and community groups is challenging the federal government’s decision to extend operations at the coal-fired Four Corners Power Plant for another 25 years. In a new lawsuit, the activists say the approval lacked an … Continue reading Environment: Can a lawsuit shut down one of the West’s biggest and dirtiest coal-burning power plants?

Colorado GOP launches preemptive strike on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Proposed bill up for a committee hearing today By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — Backed by the fossil fuel industry, Republican Colorado lawmakers are launching a preemptive effort to block or delay the state from implementing the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, aimed at reducing emissions from power plants. The plan has not been finalized yet, but … Continue reading Colorado GOP launches preemptive strike on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Federal judge blocks Four Corners coal mine plan

Regulators failed to consider environmental effects of burning the coal Staff Report FRISCO — Despite strong leadership from the Obama administration on climate change policy, the word apparently hasn’t trickled down to all levels yet, as federal agencies still routinely try to approve projects without evaluating carbon impacts. Recently, the White River National Forest released … Continue reading Federal judge blocks Four Corners coal mine plan

EPA moves to clear the air in Four Corners region

Conservation groups seek more fundamental shift to renewable energy By Summit Voice FRISCO — After years of back and forth over the toxic pollution spewing from the San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners region, The EPA and PNM New Mexico have reached an agreement to address air quality issues by shutting down two … Continue reading EPA moves to clear the air in Four Corners region

EPA requires cleanup at NM coal-powered plant

New pollution controls at coal-fired plant near the Four Corners will benefit public health and reduce regional haze; Utility company says it will appeal the federal decision By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Residents of the Four Corners region and tourists in the famed national parks in the area will be able to breathe a … Continue reading EPA requires cleanup at NM coal-powered plant

Clearing the air in the Four Corners region

Proposed EPA rule addresses emissions from the coal-fired San Juan generating station By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Conservation groups in the Southwest say a new EPA air quality rule will improve the region’s air quality and strengthen its park tourism-based economy. The groups, including the National Parks Conservation Association, San Juan Citizens Alliance, WildEarth … Continue reading Clearing the air in the Four Corners region