Federal regulators deny permits for hydropower projects on Navajo Nation

A view overlooking the rim of Black Mesa in September, where developers have proposed a pumped hydropower project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, denied a permit for it and other similar projects on the Navajo Nation, saying developers failed to consult with tribes and local activists who had raised concerns about the projects. (Chris Clements, KSJD/Courtesy file photo)

A view overlooking the rim of Black Mesa in September, where developers have proposed a pumped hydropower project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, denied a permit for it and other similar projects on the Navajo Nation, saying developers failed to consult with tribes and local activists who had raised concerns about the projects. (Chris Clements, KSJD/Courtesy file photo)

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