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Supreme Court Won’t Review Dispute over Navajo Mine, Power Plant

June 29, 2020, 2:14 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up a yearslong dispute over a New Mexico power plant and nearby coal mine, despite pleas from environmentalists and tribal advocates.

The justices on Monday rejected a petition from Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment and four other groups that asked the high court to reverse lower court decisions. Those decisions affirmed federal approvals for a lease extension for the Four Corners Power Plant, and a related expansion for the Navajo Mine.

  • The groups alleged the Interior Department failed to consider impacts on the environment and endangered species when it issued permits for the...
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