Navajo generating station


You are missing one of the pieces to solve the puzzle (“Healing wounds from the war on coal,HCN, 3/4/19). I have always admired the Navajo Coal Plant as a great opportunity to generate electricity and provide jobs on tribal land. Currently, I am working with another of the tribes to develop a wind-generating facility that may also involve solar and storage. This economical and environmentally favorable generation replaces the required shutdown of coal plants. We must change the approach. This is typical in American ingenuity. I take exception to your photograph, which was taken in the ’70s. It is overkill on “dirty coal” pollution, which has been much improved. The main driver now is economics.

Jim Newcomb
Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

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