A big bet on coal

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A big bet on coal

Navajo Mine faces uncertain future with new carbon regulations

A big bet on coal

Decommissioned units of Four Corners Power Plant near Fruitland, New Mexico, are being dismantled Two units remain operational. The plant gets 100 percent of its coal from the Navajo Mine, which the Navajo Nation purchased in October. Some have questioned the tribe’s move as carbon regulations are tightened.
Conveyors move coal to fuel the remaining operating units at Four Corners Power Plant near Fruitland, New Mexico.
While loaders fill trucks with as much as 220 tons of coal in the background, a bucket attached to a drag line moves dirt from atop the coal seam in what is called the Dixon Pit at Navajo Mine.
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