Help block power plant on Navajo lands

Help block power plant on Navajo lands
This Aug. 19, 2019, image shows the coal-fired Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz. The power plant will close before the year ends, upending the lives of hundreds of mostly Native American workers who mined coal, loaded it and played a part in producing electricity that powered the American Southwest. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

Please speak out now against plans for a dirty, coal-fired power
plant in New Mexico that would release mercury and other toxic
contaminants into the environment, pollute waterways and
threaten human health.

Go to http://www.savebioge…
right away and tell the Bush administration to reject the
proposed Desert Rock power plant.

A global energy company and the Dine Power Authority want to
build the plant on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in
northwestern New Mexico.

The Four Corners region is already home to two of the most
polluting power plants in the country. If we don’t act now, this
area could soon be besieged by a new wave of environmental

In addition to mercury, the proposed Desert Rock plant would
increase emissions of soot and soot-forming pollutants, which
can cause asthma attacks, heart disease and other health

Furthermore, *the Navajo Nation would receive less than five
percent of the projected electricity output from Desert Rock,
even though many Navajo people still have no electricity in
their homes*. Most of the power would likely be exported to Las
Vegas and Phoenix.

Last month, NRDC Members and online activists turned out at
public hearings in Albuquerque and Santa Fe to oppose the Desert
Rock plant, which would significantly increase global warming
pollution in New Mexico at a time when states should be working
to curb these dangerous emissions.

Please add your voice to this outcry. Go to
right away and tell the Bush administration to reject the
proposed Desert Rock power plant and instead develop new
initiatives that focus on energy efficiency and clean, renewable
energy solutions.

Thank you for helping to protect the environment of New Mexico
and the Four Corners region.


Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

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Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley
Phone  (928) 871-6352

Office Address 
  PO Box 9000
Window Rock, AZ 86515

Diné Power Authority (DPA)

  Contacts: Stephen Begay, General Manager

  Dirk Straussfeld, Senior Vice President

  Nathan Plagen, Project Development Director
Phone  (928) 871-2133
Window Rock, AZ

Sithe Global-Corporate Headquarters (New York)

Phone  (212) 351-000
Fax  (212) 351-0880
Sithe Global
245 Park Avenue 38th Floor  New York, NY 10167

Bureau of Indian Affairs (Gallup Office)
Harrilene Yazzi, NEPA coordinator 
Phone(505) 863-8314
Fax(505) 863-8324
P.O. Box 1060  Gallup, NM 87305

Leonard Tsosie Senator (Democrat)
Work  (505) 986-4859
Fax  (505) 986-4680 (Santa Fe)
Work Address
  P.O. Box 1003
  Crownpoint, NM 87313

Jeff Bingaman NM Senator
Work  (202) 224-5521
Home  (505) 766-3636
Fax  (202) 224-2852

Work Address:
United States Senate
703 Hart Building
Washington, DC 20510

Pete V. Domenici NM Senator
Work  (202) 224-6621
Fax  (202) 228-0900
Work Address:
United States Senate
328 Hart SOB
Washington, DC 20510



  1. the coal-fired power plant and says that the Nation needs the income.  He has visited the protest site and spoken with the protesters.

    I find it curious because President Shirley has banned uranium mining on the reservation.  Why does he think this coal-fired power plant is ok?

  2. such as this would be more appropriate. I know NM has lots of sunny days to operate the farm. Do you know if such an alternative has been suggested?

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