By Susan Montoya Bryan
Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to meet with the state Environment Department about potential impacts to threatened and endangered species by a proposed coal-fired power plant on Navajo land in northwestern New Mexico.

Environment Secretary Ron Curry requested the meeting to discuss the biological assessment of the Desert Rock Energy Project, which is being developed by Houston-based Sithe Global Power and the Navajo Nation.