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The Navajo Generating Station: What Lies Ahead?

Case Critical

Mike Pasqualetti

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Grant Smedley

  • Manager, Environmental Policy and Innovation, Salt River Project

Stephen B. Etsitty

  • Executive Director, Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency

Vincent Yazzie

  • Community Member

Brandon Loomis

  • Moderator
  • Environmental Reporter, Arizona Republic

The Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the largest coal-fired power plant in the West, provides electrical power to customers in three states and for pumping Colorado River water for the Central Arizona Project (CAP), which delivers water to central and southern Arizona. Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the 40 year-old plant, Arizona's largest single source of carbon pollution, needs to update its pollution controls.

The NGS is at a critical stage of its lifespan, with the U.S. EPA, CAP, the Salt River Project, the Navajo Nation, as well as the state governments of Arizona, California, and Nevada, in negotiations about its future.

Join us for a conversation with representatives from the Navajo region, energy field, and policy realm on the complex web of sustainability issues, ranging from environmental protection, social and environmental justice, economic development, as well as water and energy policy, both regional and federal.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.