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Help Lift the Haze Over Southwest Parks: Cleaning Up the Four Corners Power Plant


Environment  (tags: pollution, ecosystems, habitatdestruction, Four Corners, National Parks )

Nancy
- 3005 days ago - youtube.com
TAKE ACTION This video documents visual and personal experiences of haze pollution in some of the Southwests most beloved national parks as told through the perspective of those living and working in the Four Corners region.



   

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Toni C (508)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 7:41 pm
Noted... where's the petieion on this? This part of the USA is one of the oldest and the most beautiful and should be destroyed by haze pollution.
 

Terry King (113)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 7:50 pm
Clean coal?
 

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 7:50 pm
There's a link on the you tube video if you use the "visit site" link...
 

Constance F (418)
Tuesday April 26, 2011, 7:52 pm
thank you for posting. signed
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 4:21 am
Signed. It is kind of hard to find the petition. It is embedded in the picture when the video first starts. Her it is. Time to cut and paste, my lovelies.

https://secure.npca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=523
 

Stephen N (6)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 6:54 am
Thanks for this posting and SIGNED!!
 

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 6:58 am
thanx Patricia...
 

Ava A (11)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 9:02 am
This is such a beautiful area. We definitely need to preserve.
 

David C (75)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 10:58 am
thanks, we were at the Grand Canyon years ago and read about how far you could see, but that they hadn't seen that far in many years...very sad...signed the petition. thanks....
 

Trequl M (170)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 11:45 am
Yes we definitely need to preserve.
 

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 12:10 pm
Nancy...Powerful video at site, sadly, I can't find the petition even with your instructions...This area SOOO needs to be protected - To have a HAZE over this area would make the "Founding Fathers of the United States RISE up out of their graves"! Though I have not been to some of these SPECIAL Parks since 1986, personally, I am kinda glad -- so I still have the Magical Awesome power they held for me, both Winter and Summer...If someone can get me the petition even though I am not her much, FOR SURE I will sign and forward with hope that MANKIND gets their act together before all is ROTTEN and Baren Land!
 

Mark H (44)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 12:40 pm
I don't see a petition , either....good video, though! Thanks!
 

Jen S (121)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 1:20 pm
I see the haze whenever I go home to visit; it is obnoxious, as bad as any coal fired plant in the Midwest. The technology was obsolete when it was built, soe typical Arisona politics in that, and the plant should be closed, the site cleaned.
 

D C K (18)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 2:43 pm
noted and signed. thank you Nancy
 

Rand Martin (27)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 2:53 pm
Thanx for the URL Patrica. I found the petition and signed it happily with an added comment. Ah the wonders of copy and paste. Thank you also Nancy. This is indeed an important issue.
 

Mary T (178)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 3:54 pm
Signed and noted thanks Nancy.
 

Sharon F (0)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:23 pm
We all have to be more conscious of the energy we consumer (and waste!) so fewer power plants are needed.
 

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:32 pm
Where is the petition?
 

wendy w (47)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:41 pm
Gladly signed. What a shame to see (or not see I should say)the haze in the air. One of the natural wonders of the world being subjected to such atrocities.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:44 pm

https://secure.npca.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=523 Thank you for the link to the petition, Patricia. Noted & Signed.
 

Sonny Honrado (5)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 5:59 pm
Noted!
 

Lillian Martin (1)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 6:40 pm
Clean air is so vital for every living creature. We must do evberything to keep our environment clean.
 

wendi huffman (4)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 7:50 pm
noted & signed
 

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 7:50 pm
I've been talking and blogging about this issue for 3+ years and aside from some very nice reply letters for the goveners ans senators it goes on because no one is paying attention to the long term effects. Wake the F up American,our pets won't get feed if we're all dead. get it?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 8:18 pm
signed the video was quite awakening.
 

William Y (54)
Wednesday April 27, 2011, 8:21 pm
signed
 

Steven Walle (38)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 12:21 am
I could not find the petition, but I did donate to the cause. Thank you for sharing this cause. It is worthy.
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 12:29 am
Signed petition. Thanks Nancy
 

Marilyn K (50)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 3:46 am
By ignoring or tolerating this haze it appears there is no clear plan to deal with this anywhere this may occur. Eventually we will not be able to see anything clearly anywhere.
 

Esther Z (94)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 6:12 am
Noted and signed.
 

Ann Welton (230)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 3:54 pm
noted, signed and forwarded. Thank you so much for posting.
 

Jelica R (144)
Thursday April 28, 2011, 5:47 pm

Petition:
Help Lift the Haze Over Southwest Parks: Cleaning Up the Four Corners Power Plant
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Friday April 29, 2011, 8:46 am
I had the best time in that region some years ago, Grand Canyon the king of canyons, Bryce Canyon the beautiful lady in red, just to mention a couple. I cannot understand that a country with such a variety of natures gems does not want to protect these treasures. Sure you need energy, but there are ways with modern technology to minimise pollution. I have seen power plants in Germany burning brown coal to generate power, but they have scrubber plants next to it to minimise the impact on nature and humans. Of course it doubles the cost of the plant, but you have relatively clean air. The USA have this technology but rather produce power cheap and nasty, just like the country I live in, Australia. East of Melbourne we have brown coal fired power stations, one can smell them miles away, cheap and nasty, no scrubbers. But luckily we have no nuclear power reactors (apart from one little research reactor near Canberra), and that is a comfort. But we also mine a lot of yellow cake to supply the worlds reactors, in the end it is going to bite us all in the bumm. I am really happy Germany has closed down 7 aging reactors in the wake of Fukushima, however, France with the highest number of reactors in Europe is still running all of theirs. To make it worse, all French nuclear waste goes to Lüneburg in Germany.
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Saturday April 30, 2011, 6:11 am
Noted. There is little enough pure, pristine land left, we need to preserve what we have. And if we don`t do something soon, it will be gone. What will be left for future generations?
 

Michael W (1)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 12:07 pm
With 300+ days of sunshine per year and plenty of open space, there is no need for anything but solar in the Southwest. The coal extraction is wreaking havoc on the Rez, the plant pollutes - all for profits....
 

jane richmond (10)
Sunday July 3, 2011, 10:27 am
clean air what an unusual concept
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday August 17, 2011, 5:41 pm
Horrifying video. Signed and noted.
 

Grace Adams (43)
Thursday October 13, 2011, 2:50 pm
Thank you finally found and signed the petition. Added comment suggesting excise taxes designed to capture external costs--such taxes can do just as well as non-tariff regulatory burden for minimizing undesirables.
 

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday November 6, 2011, 12:19 pm
Signed and Noted!
 
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