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The San Juan Power Plant, the Four Corners Generating Station, and accompanying coal mines are pictured herein. These projects have a long history of pollution and controversy.

Here are some articles to share that history and current events:

Health and community impacts, LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-new-mexico-coal-20141215-story.html

Lawsuits, Western Environmental Law Center: http://www.westernlaw.org/our-work/climate-energy/clean-energy/clearing-air-new-mexico-and-four-corners-region

Press release, Center for Biological Diversity: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/four-corners-power-plant-04-20-2016.html

Fact Sheet: http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/DocServer/San_Juan_Generating_Station_Fact_Sheet.pdf?docID=1342

Local debates, Tri-City Tribune: http://www.tricitytribuneusa.com/agreement-reached-local-plant-to-close-units-2-and-3-in-2017/

Local operating approval, Farmington Daily Times: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/four-corners/2015/12/16/prc-approves-san-juan-generating-station-plan/77368644/

Although the Republican Party may desire to re-frame the discussion about coal as a "clean" energy fuel (stating such in their latest policy platform), the facts of the matter say the opposite- coal kills through "dirty" pollution in many ways: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-coal-kills/.

Unfortunately, locals will recreate around these power stations, catching fish, among other ways. In a single day visit, there were several fishing parties present, with one saying he was strictly catch-and-release (observed), while another could be seen saving at least one fish for later (pictured). Recreationists are warned by at least one sign not to swim in the water, but yet they seemed unaware of the hazard to their health about eating something that lives in that same water.
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#ThisIsClimateChange<br />
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The San Juan Power Plant, the Four Corners Generating Station, and accompanying coal mines are pictured herein.  These projects have a long history of pollution and controversy.  <br />
<br />
Here are some articles to share that history and current events: <br />
<br />
Health and community impacts, LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-new-mexico-coal-20141215-story.html<br />
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Lawsuits, Western Environmental Law Center: http://www.westernlaw.org/our-work/climate-energy/clean-energy/clearing-air-new-mexico-and-four-corners-region<br />
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Press release, Center for Biological Diversity: https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2016/four-corners-power-plant-04-20-2016.html<br />
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Fact Sheet: http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/DocServer/San_Juan_Generating_Station_Fact_Sheet.pdf?docID=1342<br />
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Local debates, Tri-City Tribune: http://www.tricitytribuneusa.com/agreement-reached-local-plant-to-close-units-2-and-3-in-2017/<br />
<br />
Local operating approval, Farmington Daily Times: http://www.daily-times.com/story/news/local/four-corners/2015/12/16/prc-approves-san-juan-generating-station-plan/77368644/<br />
<br />
Although the Republican Party may desire to re-frame the discussion about coal as a "clean" energy fuel (stating such in their latest policy platform), the facts of the matter say the opposite- coal kills through "dirty" pollution in many ways: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-coal-kills/.<br />
<br />
Unfortunately, locals will recreate around these power stations, catching fish, among other ways.  In a single day visit, there were several fishing parties present, with one saying he was strictly catch-and-release (observed), while another could be seen saving at least one fish for later (pictured).  Recreationists are warned by at least one sign not to swim in the water, but yet they seemed unaware of the hazard to their health about eating something that lives in that same water.