We have concluded that if we raise awareness about the dangers of air pollution,
there is a good chance that people will pay attention. There is a protest against the Four
Corners Power Plant to close it. That is one of the reasons that we wanted to learn all we
could about what was happening. After doing all the research, which was a lot of work,
we feel that others need to know.
Shiprock Chapter house is planning to build another power plant. As we have read
in the newspapers, both Arizona Public Services and San Juan Generating Station are
giving out more Mercury than all the power plants in the Northwest of the country, even
more than all the California power plants put together. In just three months, they have
released 1,350 pounds of mercury.
The Daily Times is now informing people about APS’s future plans, such as
building another plant around San Juan County. We think that two power plants are
enough to supply power to local communities.