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Navajo president OKs power plant lease extension

Navajo President Ben Shelly has approved a lease extension for a coal-fired power plant on the reservation that will allow it to keep operating until 2044. Full story

2 shuttered Snowflake power plants purchased

Two shuttered power plants near the small eastern Arizona town of Snowflake have been purchased by a company controlled by Arizona state Sen. Bob Worsley, sending an economic lifeline to the town hurt by the job losses associated with the shutdowns. Full story

Proposal addresses pollution at Navajo coal plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants haze-causing nitrogen oxide emissions reduced by 84 percent at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, but a group that includes the plant's operator says it can do better. Full story

Regulators to discuss Neb. nuclear plant's repairs

Federal regulators will provide another update on the efforts to repair the troubled Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant. Full story

Senate confirms McCarthy as chief environmental regulator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy on Thursday to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a long-awaited move that could help President Barack Obama revive his plans to fight climate change. Full story

Ex-Im Bank rejects coal-fired plant in Vietnam

The Export-Import Bank of the United States has rejected a proposal to provide financing for a new coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. Full story

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GE to create Russian venture to build power plants

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  Obama to tackle climate change with executive action

Climate change legislation is dead-on-arrival in a GOP controlled House of Representatives, so President Obama is set to take executive action, limiting carbon dioxide emissions on existing power plants. Matthey Yglesias, Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to dis

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