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Photos show Navajo opposition to power plant

A new photo exhibit documents Navajo opposition to a power plant on the Navajo Nation.

Navajo elders and activists are fighting the tribe's plans to build a power plant near Shiprock, New Mexico. To highlight their cause, photographer Carlan Tapp took pictures of the environmental damage that Navajos associate with an existing power plant in the area.

The Navajo activists are worried the same problems will surface with the new Desert Rock power plant. The tribe recently approved a 50-year lease for the 1,500-megawatt, coal-fired plant.

The photo exhibit is on display at the Phil Space Gallery in Santa Fe.

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Documenting Desert Rock (The Santa Fe New Mexican 7/19)

Relevant Links:
Desert Rock Energy Project -
Din Citizens Against Ruining our Environment -

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