Help block Power Plant on Navajo Lands

Northwestern New Mexico- for the Grateful Web

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 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 hazards.

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 problems.

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.

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