Cardno is developing a wide-ranging environmental impact statement (EIS) at a power plant and mine site in New Mexico.
The scope includes permit approval for development of a new 5,600-acre coal mine, renewal of the existing Navajo Mine permit, lease renewal for the Four Corners power plant, and the renewal of rights-of-way for four transmission lines.
Cardno is assessing the power plant and mining project’s impact on the watershed, air quality and greenhouse gases, including mercury and selenium emissions.
We are leading the biological assessment for more than 30 species, including cutting-edge population viability analysis for two federally-listed fish species.
Cardno is also assisting with cultural resource consultation and addressing socioeconomic and environmental justice issues with the Hopi tribe and Navajo nation.
The public outreach program involves hosting meetings and providing translated materials to better inform stakeholders.