A Bad Day for Black Rocks

Coal Miners

What a difference an administration makes! The EPA is working once again to protect the environment here in New Mexico and elsewhere. Specifically, the EPA is reconsidering the air (pollution) permit granted to the Desert Rock coal-fired power plant near Farmington, NM. This move revisits several exemptions made to existing air quality rules and allows the EPA to incorporate its new Supreme Court mandated role in regulating CO2 emissions. I don't think we can breathe easy yet, but fossil fuel air pollution just had a significant setback.

More Info:

EPA - EPA files motion for voluntary remand of air permit for Desert Rock Energy Facility

AP - EPA seeks remand of Navajo power plant permit

EarthJustice.org - EPA to Review Bush-era Air Pollution Rules

EPA - EPA Finds Greenhouse Gases Pose Threat to Public Health, Welfare

NM Governor Fights Desert Rock Coal Plant

Bad Day at Black Rock