FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A group that includes the
Navajo Generating Station's operator is offering an alternative to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to require installation
of technology to reduce haze-causing emissions from the plant on the
The alternative submitted Friday by the Salt River
Project, environmental groups and tribal and federal officials would
shut down 1 of the plant's three units, cutting pollution beyond what
the EPA has proposed.
The EPA's proposal gives the plant 10 years to install technology improving visibility at places like the Grand Canyon.
The SRP says the alternative takes into account
potential ownership changes and pushes back implementation of expensive
It also sets a firm deadline for shutting down the plant by 2044, unless the Navajo Nation opts to run it itself.
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