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Last updated 4:31PM ET
July 22, 2018
KSUT Regional
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Desert Rock Comments End With Salazar No Vote
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: The public comment period on the controversial Desert Rock Power plant proposed in Northwest New Mexico is over.
Prior to the deadline, a Colorado Congressman weighed in with his opinion.
KSUT's Sarah Baumgartner reports.

SARAH: Public comment on the environmental impact statement for the 3 billion dollar coal fired Desert Rock power plant Southwest of Farmington on the Navajo Reservation ended at midnight last night.
The Bureau of Indian affairs is preparing the EIS.
In a letter Tuesday to the BIA, Colorado Third District Congressman John Salazar expressed his opposition to the plant.
In his letter, Salazar notes opposition to the plant from area governments, saying he shares their concerns and believes the Four Corners air shed is already overloaded with polluants due to existing coal fired plants in the region.
Salazar says a major new source of emissions, such as Desert Rock, is unacceptable.
The BIA plans to issue a final EIS this fall.
Desert Rock's developers, Sithe Global and the Navajo Nation, hope to begin construction next summer.
From KSUT, I'm Sarah Baumgartner.
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