Cole, Cyndy. (February 13, 2013) Navajo, Hopi Renewable Projects to Get Big Cash Infusion From Former Coal Plant. Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved February 14, 2013 from

The Hopi and Navajo tribes have won a considerable award out of a former coal-fired power plant in Laughlin, Nevada: Pollution credits worth perhaps $10 million.

California’s utility regulatory body redirected funds from Southern California Edison to local tribes.

The money comes from tradable credits the utility is getting for the acid rain it is longer producing at the shuttered energy plant – or caps on sulfur dioxide.

It will be used to establish a revolving loan fund – one where loans are taken out repeatedly and paid back repeatedly – for renewable energy projects that benefit the tribes.

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