TONIGHT at 6 pm on KTNN 660 AM Radio, Marshall Johnson of To’ Nizhoni Ani (Beautiful Water Speaks) will discuss U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Act provision to regulate Nitrogen Oxide/NOx emissions by implementing the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART) for Navajo Generating Station (NGS) in five years. NGS has negatively impacted the Navajo Peoples health, air, water and land for more than 40 years.
The delay of implementing the EPA’s BART in 5 years carries the risk of substantial and irreparable harm to the public’s health, which will also adversely impact the Navajo Reservation’s economic value. And so, as a result, the economic harm to Arizona from the failure by the EPA to timely implement BART will be cost between $130 million and $340 million over the next 10 years.
Navajo communities and people of northern Arizona and the Four Corners area cannot continue to endure the harmful effects of coal pollution. No more delays or extensions for the Navajo Generating Station.
In addition, Marshall Johnson will discuss the history of Navajo Generating Station, the position of the Navajo Environmental Protection Agency on protecting the Navajo people over the possible closure of Navajo Generating Station in 2016.
The deadline to let the US EPA know how you feel about protecting the health of the Navajo people, the air, water and land is Jan. 6, 2014, so please tune-in and write letter or link to auto-letter at www.cleannavajoenergy.org
Wahleah Johns, solar project director for Black Mesa Water Coalition, is also urging the public to let the US EPA know how they feel and she has provided a sample letter to email to the US EPA at the same web address: www.cleannavajoenergy.org
She is hoping to get as many comments into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the deadline, Jan. 6, 2014 (3 weeks from now).
According to Johns, you can send your public comments into EPA right now, it will only take a few seconds! Black Mesa Water Coalition created a link to make it easier and accessible to send Navajo public comments directly to EPA. The letter encourages EPA to uphold their original proposal that will reduce Nitrogen Oxide/NOx emissions at the Navajo Generating Station within 5 years. Many coal plants across the US are complying within 5 years to reduce pollution, NGS should as well.
1) Go to: http://www.cleannavajoenergy.org/
2) Click “send a letter”. A sample letter is provided, you can personalize it.
3) Fill out your name and address.
4) Click send and the letter goes directly to EPA’s email address!