Solar Instead of Coal for Southern Nevada’s Moapa Band of Paiutes

Originally Published on May 14, 2013

Slowly but surely, as mentioned in the video, “the status quo” will have to get on board with the use of alternative energy. Converting dirty coal plants, decommissioning these beast of environmental nastiness is the answer. Southern Nevada’s Moapa Band of Paiutes are calling for the closure of the Reid Gardner coal plant and a transition to clean renewable energy future for Nevada. On Earth Day 2013, they organized a 16-mile “Walk from Coal to Clean Energy”. The walk celebrated the tribe’s efforts to retire the polluting Reid Gardner coal plant that adjoins their tribal lands, and also their success in developing the largest solar project on tribal lands in the nation, which will begin construction later this year. The walk began at the coal plant and ended at the solar site – a powerful symbol of change for Nevada and the nation.

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