Policy Debate: Power Plants on Navajo Land

Brenda Norrell, Indian Country Today

This article discusses actions of the tribal government and community response related to plans to develop Desert Rock, a 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant, on 600 acres of tribal land in San Juan County. The article discusses some of the environmental and health implications of toxic emissions from the new plant and why Navajos are voting in opposition to its construction.

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Subject: Environmental Science:Energy:Fossil Fuels, Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Environmental Economics,
Resource Type: Policy ResourcesOpinion
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy
Environmental Policy: Local Policy, Environmental Economics