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Coal plant closure threatens jobs near Four Corners


FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials in northwestern New Mexico are grappling with the likely financial effects of a coal power plant closure near the Navajo Nation and in one of the country's poorest states.

At a tense meeting with lawmakers on Thursday, Farmington Mayor Nate Duckett said waiting for the generating station to close in the Four Corners region is "a ticking time bomb," because of the looming financial crisis the closure would spark, The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports . The plant provides needed jobs and revenue, he said.

San Juan College President Toni Penderg...

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