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E.P.A. Extends Deadline for Navajo Plant’s Pollution Controls

Jan 21, 2013
(NYT Green)

In a bid to clean up one of the nation's dirtiest coal-fired power plants without causing economic harm to the Navajo Nation that surrounds it, the Environmental Protection Agency indicated on Friday that it would give the plant's owners five extra years, until 2023, to install expensive state-of-the art emissions reduction equipment.

The agency expressed its willingness to extend the deadline by releasing a proposed rule.

The Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz., not far from the Grand Canyon, has long been a priority for environmentalists concerned about the health impacts from the pollution it generates and the ensuing haze that settles over the the majestic park.