Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Expected power plant closures spark unemployment fears

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The Greeneville Sun

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of three coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners region of the southwest has been partially shut down and the other two could close in the next five years.

The change likely means cleaner air in the region where the borders of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. But it also means hundreds of lost jobs for plant workers and coal miners, many of them members of the Navajo and Hopi tribes, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

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