Next month the last of the world’s largest coal-slurry plants will literally implode. The Mohave Generating Station in Laughin Nevada closed in 2005 after a series of conflicts with environmentalists and the Navajo Nation over pollution and water use.
Explosives will be strategically placed around the steel-framed boiler towers so it will collapse in on itself and crumble into dust. And other coal-fired power plants in the region may soon face a similar fate. That puts hundreds of jobs for the Navajo and Hopi tribes in jeopardy. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk Laurel Morales looks at the future of coal energy on the reservation.