Skip to comments.San Juan EPA deal reached (Four Corners Air Quality
Posted on 02/15/2013 3:38:34 PM PST by CedarDave
A settlement announced Friday is expected to end the states long-running dispute with the EPA over mandatory controls to reduce haze-causing pollution at the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in northwest New Mexico.
The agreement, which incorporates most of a compromise plan proposed by the New Mexico Environment Department to the EPA last year, calls for the closure of two of the plants four units by Dec. 31, 2017. They would be replaced by a 150- to 200-megawatt natural gas-fueled unit.
The two remaining units would be equipped with state-proposed and less expensive pollution controls using selective non-catalytic reduction technology and permitted to operate indefinitely.
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The above chart illustrates the compromise. The red line is the federal proposal, the yellow the state proposal and the blue line the compromise.
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I hope these goofballs starve to death in the dark.
When I lived there the most pollution came from the APS power plants just south of there on the Navajo reservation.
Farmington had it’s own little power plant on the Animas river, but may now use PSNM power. I don’t know if the Navajo Dam produces power or not.
My favorite hunting area near the Pruitt Mine north of Farmington near the Colorado border was strip mined. I believe they got all the recoverable coal they could. They had their own road from the mine near La Plata to the power plant.
That's correct - I don't know their status, maybe EPA is after them too.
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