Navajo Generating Station fuels discussion at ASU April 30

Navajo generating stationTEMPE, Ariz. – April 24, 2013 – According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the largest coal-fired power plant in the west needs to improve its pollution controls. Located near Page, Ariz., the 2,250-megawatt, 40-year-old Navajo Generating Station (NGS) provides electrical power to customers in Arizona, California and Nevada and for pumping Colorado River water for the Central Arizona Project, which delivers water to central and southern Arizona. It is also Arizona’s “largest single source of climate-disrupting pollution,” according to a <!-- -->report<!----> published by the Sierra Club. The EPA gave an extended deadline of 2023 for installation of emissions reduction equipment, with a goal of reducing the visibility impact of the NGS required by Congress under the Clean Air Act and to protect public health. The EPA’s proposed emission limits would reduce emissions by 84 percent, or 28,500 tons per year. Environmental Reporter Brandon Loomis of The Arizona Republic will moderate an expert panel discussion on Tuesday, April 30, at Arizona State University. Experts from various stakeholder agencies will participate in a “Case Critical” discussion panel hosted by ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability to address the web of economic, health, and environmental issues at stake. The event is free and open to the public, 12-1:30 p.m. at Wrigley Hall, 800 S. Cady Mall, #481. Please RSVP: http://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/navajo-generating-station. Lunch is provided. The Global Institute of Sustainability is the hub of ASU’s sustainability initiatives. The Institute advances research, education, and business practices for an urbanizing world. Its School of Sustainability, the first comprehensive program of its kind in the U.S., offers transdisciplinary degree programs to create practical solutions for environmental, economic, and social challenges. For more information, visit the Global Institute of Sustainability at http://sustainability.asu.edu.

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