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Laura Paskus

A federal judge on Wednesday denied efforts to delay an Obama era regulation that’s intended to reduced methane waste.

SCOTUS Emission Ruling Will Not Affect NM Plant

Jun 30, 2015
via Engaging Peace / Creative Commons

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week on a law limiting mercury and other emissions from power plants will not affect a coal-fired plant in northwestern New Mexico.

EPA Takes Comment On Permit For Four Corners Plant

Aug 26, 2014
EcoFlight / http://ecoflight.org/

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comment on a proposed permit for a northwestern New Mexico power plant.

The operator of the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington plans to upgrade two units at the coal-fired plant to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions. The EPA says the installation of what's known as selective catalytic reduction technology will result in an increase in sulfuric acid emissions.

That increase means the power plant is required to get a permit from the EPA that requires the plant operator to minimize the emissions.