Navajo Deal On Limiting Utility Pollution May Be Model For Other Tribes

April 21, 2005
The Navajo nation has cut an unprecedented deal with two power plants located on tribal lands after they agreed to set permit levels no stricter than EPA levels, including for future mercury rules. Tribal sources say the deal -- which also allows the tribe to collect permit fees for use to develop additional clean air programs -- may be a model for other tribes seeking to win similar agreements with utilities located on their lands. The deal, which requires final...

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