February 27, 2017


The Largest Coal Plant In The Western U.S. Is Closing Decades Ahead Of Schedule (ADELE PETERS 02.27.17, Co.Exist)

Three years ago, the EPA struck a deal with the owners of the largest coal plant in the Western U.S. to close the plant by 2044. Now--because of economics, not regulation--the owners plan to shut the plant down by 2019 instead.

The Navajo Generating Station, 12 miles from the Grand Canyon near Page, Arizona, is the seventh largest individual source of climate pollution in the country, pumping out more than 14 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year. It's also a major source of air pollution for people living nearby; by some estimates, shutting it down will also save more than $127 million a year in health costs.

Posted by at February 27, 2017 6:47 AM