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Governor Sandoval Signs Bill to Retire the Reid Gardner Coal Plant!

Now that Governor Sandoval has signed SB 123 to retire NV Energy's Reid Gardner coal plant along with stopping its purchase of dirty energy from Arizona's Navajo Generating Station, we must ensure that NV Energy cleans up the site that the company polluted for decades.

The Moapa Band of Paiutes and Sierra Club have fought for several years to retire the Reid Gardner coal plant, which sits immediately adjacent to the Moapa River reservation. Paiute families have been suffering for decades from high rates of asthma, heart and lung disease, and cancer they believe are related to the plant's air pollution. We recently featured their story on the cover of our "Cost of Coal" issue of Sierra magazine.

NV Energy needs to take responsibility for cleaning and remediation on the site near the Paiute families that they polluted for decades. Read our statement here.