Arizona Power Station May Close – Thanks To The EPA

 

The Navajo Generating Station is threatened with closure — thanks to the EPA.

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) held a Townhall meeting recently in Page, Arizona to discuss Obama’s lack of a coherent energy policy.

Of interest in Arizona was the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), just east of Page, which is facing possible closure due to EPA regulations that will go into effect in the spring.

Plant owners say they may close the 2,250 megawatt, coal-fired facility in a few years if controls to reduce haze over the Grand Canyon are too expensive.

Gosar told the audience that most of the NGS emissions are blowing toward New Mexico and Colorado. The plant is reportedly only responsible for 4 to 5% of the canyon haze. The rest of the haze is coming from Los Angeles and Southern California.

If the plant shuts down, customers in Phoenix could see their water costs go 16 times the current rate. Water rates in Tucson could go even higher because 85% of the water in that city comes from the Central Arizona Project – which is aided by electricity from the NGS plant. In addition, several Native American tribes are contractually bound to an operating NGS plant.

Read more about this upcoming debacle engineered by the rogue EPA at the Arizona Daily Sun

Comments

  1. I dont understand how one program can destroy so much. so many jobs and then the rise of water rates… its just not right that one program can do that…..I think maybe Obama has a revenge against AZ. in that women made obama like a nasty man when she stood up to him . so we are seeing many nasty things obama is doing and against Az. She not only showed up Obama she showed many of our Rebublicans that are supposed to be taking care of America…It looks like the GOP doenst have any guts or balls they are just collecting there paycheck and getting illegal money wher ever they can…Its time for a new congress from top to bottom…

    • COMMUNISM AT WORK, obammy is good at it , POS king zero !!!

    • Ariszona is not only state seeing abuse, it's all over country, forgotten Gulf, think Ohio isn't getting screwed, Indianna??? when are citizens going to see they have had more than they can stand????

      • I have been hammering the administration and Congress. I need help. Phone, fax, email, write a letter, visit your congressman's office. And vote! Do not wait any longer or we will loose everything our nation stands for to the socialists movement.

  2. TELL THE EPA TO GO F**K THEMSELVES!!!!YOU ARE A STATE AND WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR STATE IS NON OF THESE DUMB BUTTS BUSINESS. GO BACK TO WASHINGTON AND EAT SH*T AND DIE YOU SCUM SUCKING DEGENERATES!!!

  3. Do away with the epa now. They are out of control. Lets darken dc by shutting their power plant.

  4. and them SOBs are the first ones to bitch when the power goes out.

  5. Increased Hydro electric power is the answer, clean and dependable plus the supply grid is in place. As such we wouldn't need the other polluting systems of coal, oil or nuclear fission plants re- Japan's Fukushima disaster taught us about the extreme fallout of long term life radiation contamination across the globe. Wind, Sun plus Geo Thermal has a long way to go before it is affordable and viable to efficiently service the needs of US power demands especially at peak load demands.

    • Yea right….Hydro is only viable when you dam rivers (not everyone has a Niagra Falls on their door step!) Then the EPA will discover that the dam will intefer with the live cycle of some insect or other by flooding the land behind it! The EPA needs to be disbanded and replaced……………

      • Anthony San diego says:

        Just disbanded, no need to replace, the states can take care of themselves very nicely without intervention from Washington.

    • The Midwest does not have big rivers and our electric is generated at coal powered plants. This administration is shutting down plants as a means of controlling the people, nothing more than a power grab.

      • I agree agout the power grab by Obama. He seems to enjoy destroying peoples’ lives. No matter what he says or how he says it, Power is what he wants and plans on taking over the country and controlling the people. Once you lose your job and income and home, etc. you no longer have any power. If you are living on money from the government you still have no power. Don’t listen to what Obama says, watch what he does. He is determined to bring the United States to its knees. I do not see nay love for this country in him, he only loves it for what he can get out of it.

    • And NOW they are pushing "electric cars" which will STRESS THE NATIONAL ELECTRIC grid even more ?? We definitely have a bunch of COMMIE IDIOTS in Washington, with the biggest in COMMAND !!

    • Hey jibjab, we have the cleanest coal powered generating plants on the planet, what is it going to take to make you liberal f heads realize, this country cannot run on wind and solar power alone!! Why don't you go to Europe and see how they do it. there are probably a 1000 nuclear plants over there.

    • In case you have not noticed there is NO MAINENANCE OR INSPECTION WORK TAKING PLACE ON OUR EXISTING HYDROELECTRIC DAMS. Albert Gore swore he was going to shut down every hydroelectric plant in the nation more than ten years ago now. He can't make any money off of his green investments as long as we have any type of traditional energy producing capability in America.

    • Spiritof76 says:

      The environmental wackos are forcing dismantling of the hydroelectric power plants across the US. They generated less than 10% of our needs in the 70s and now approaching about 6%. Don't hold your breath on solar and wind. They are losers. Their problem is the second law of thermodynamics. Distributed power must be concentrated (spending energy) to extract available energy. On top of that, we need vast electric energy storage device. The sun doesn't shine most of the time and the wind doesn't blow all the time. Look at Texas windfarm. They are less than 15% efficient. It is the same story in the UK, Holland and elsewhere. We need more concentrated form of energy not diffused energy that is the result of dissipation of concentrated energy.

      • Richard Wm. Faith says:

        You're right, but you're probably too good of a physicist to understand the fact that politics RUNS on ENTROPY! Probably this is a leading reason why I (yes, a fellow physicist) believe that the world (and especially America!) would be INFINITELY BETTER OFF it politics were NONEXISTENT.

    • Ever since I can remember, I have always been for Hydro electric power. I have lived in an area where Hydro electric powered whole cities, with no blackouts, and it was cheap because strong river currents turned the turbines, and it was clean. All of that other stuff is the real alternative energy. Las Vegas depends on Hydro power. (The Hoover Dam.) During a war, the enemy would try to sabotage our power plants, and whatever else of our industries. Are we the United states of america at war, and the enemy has infiltrated, and are operating from within? Well???

      • Las Vegas only minimally depends on Hoover Dam for power. Most of it goes to California and Arizona. Las Vegas depends on coal and natural gas for power generation. And we have the second highest rates in the west.

  6. OBAMA HAS DECLARED WAR ON THE SOUTHLAND AND ARIZONA. HE HAS ATTACKED ARIZONA ON MANY FRONTS WASTING THE SERVICES OF THE GUN RUNNING DOJ LED BY THE MURDERER OF 40,000 MEXICANS ERIC HOLDER.

    THIS PRESIDENT WHO WAS ANNOYED BY GI'S IN IRAQ ASKING FOR A PHOTO SHOT PLANS TO PUNISH ARIZONA FOR INTERFERING WITH THE CHICAGO DRUG TRADE. HE HAS SINGLED OUT SHERIFFS AND POSSES FOR RETRIBUTION.

    HAS ANYONE CHECKED TO SEE IF THAT CONGRESSLADY WAS SHOT WITH AN ERIC HOLDER GUN?

    THE SOUTHLAND WAS EASY TO SHUT DOWN USING THE BP UK SPILL AS HIS PRETENSE. HE WIPED OUT THE SHRIMPERS, RESTUARANTS, FISHERMAN AND RELATED BUSINESSES. HE CHASED THE DEEP WATER OIL RIGS TO BRAZIL. THEN LOANED THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AMERICAL OIL RIGGER SOCIAL SECURITY MONEY TO DRILL OIL FOR CHINA.

    ON 911 THE DEMO COMOS TRIED TO BLAME US FOR THE JIHAD MURDERS WITH THE QUESTION WHY DO THEY HATE US. LET'S USE THAT SAME QUESTION FOR OBAMA. WHY DOES HE HATE US?
    http://WWW.SPIRITOFAMERICAPARTYRADIOSHOW.COM

    • Richard Wm. Faith says:

      This website won't let me use the "generic" word for "lady of the night", so I'll just use "lady of the night" as a substitute for the ten-letter generic word starting with a "p". What makes a "lady of the night" CONTEMPTIBLE is that she is MERCENARY, albeit only to the extent of selling her "favors". obama, on the other hand, is INFINITELY more contemptible than a "lady of the night" because (just LIKE the "lady of the night") he is MERCENARY, and for A LOT MORE MONEY!!!, and on TOP of it, he sold out (to soros et al) his HATRED! THAT'S why he hates us. Any further questions?

    • Richard Wm. Faith says:

      Just a short summary of my other reply: obama is very generously PAID to hate us. Hatred for HIRE!

    • If Obama has declared war on the Southland and Arizona, that is a declaration of war against the United states. I don't know what the good men are waiting for. The Quote: "It is time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." Where are they at?

  7. So true bsfurg. Water rates going up 16 times thanks to the EPA? That would make my water $778.00 per month. Not bad as long as we didn't bath, wash cloths-n-dishes, drink it, or have a leak.

    • Richard Wm. Faith says:

      No problem for the moslems at all. Their lifestyle is very water-efficient. On the other hand, for those of us who care to be sanitary, YES. It IS a MAJOR PROBLEM.

  8. DoctorBob says:

    Closing NGS has nothing to do with the environment. It has EVERYTHING to do with punishing Arizona for getting “uppity” with him, exposing his non-protection of our Southern border, and Sheriff Joe for DARING to investigate Obama’s TRUE birth circumstances. Obama is a petty, vicious little man who is punishing his political enemies. And currently, he sees Arizona as his political enemy. Obama would destroy the country if it furthered his personal ambitions. Obama NEEDS TO GO!!!

    • Richard Wm. Faith says:

      A SHOW OF FORCE is LONG OVERDUE. If the Feds DARE to attempt the shutdown, Arizona should put up ARMED RESISTANCE.

  9. What will it take for citizens to stand up????

  10. The EPA is a malignant out of control bureaucracy destroying everything in it's path, the EPA should be de funded then dismantled post haste to protect our nations people and future from extreme harm.

  11. ConservaDave says:

    Perhaps it is time to somehow start a movement of "corporate civil disobedience" patterned after the civil rights movements of the 1960's. What if all these generating plants, coal producers, etc. were able to form a confederation and simultaneously ignore all of the fascist dictates of the EPA and continue doing what they do best.. They can't all be shut down.

  12. Time to protectt the power plant against the EPA
    Time for we The Peope Get Violent with the EPA toforce the Illegal Criminal EPA out of our country & disregatd & ignored the Criminal Agency regulation to keep the power plant open to keep the cost of Electricit Low. Time To Ask Brewer & Sheriff Arapaio To fomerly indicted an arrest warrant agains Obama. The people Of America Ass.The Right eliminate Obama for Treason, Bribery, High Crimes. All the works with Obama are criminals te criminals in power must be eliminated according to the Constitution.

  13. Desert Rat says:

    One thing we here in Az. must do is to isolate the grid so that every amp of electricity generated in this state stays in this state. The plant at Joseph Citys out put all goes to Cal. If we had all the juce from Hoover dam and the Paloverde Nuk plant we wouldn't be hurting and maby there would be enough pressure put on Obamanure to reign in his gestopo tactics.

  14. Time to protect the power plant against the EPA

    Time for We The Peope To Get Violent with the EPA to force the Illegal Criminal EPA out of our country & diisregard & ignored the Criminal Agency regulation to keep the power plant open to keep the cost of Electricit Low. Time To Ask Brewer & Sheriff Arapaio To fomerly indicted an arrest warrant agains Obama. The people Of America Hass.The Right eliminate Obama for Treason, Bribery, High Crimes. All the works with Obama are criminals te criminals in power must be eliminated according to the Constitution.

    Time To Violently Destroy all Thy Communist & Muslims Enemies

    Time to Eliminate George Soros & blow up his media matters & tides foundation network & confiscate his Trillion Blood Money to distribute to the People that suffer against Obama & soros Destructive Pollicicies on the American people Tax Free.

    • The problem John, id that is just what the commie beesterds want us to do, so the head muslim in charge can declare martial law. The time will come when our military will have to step in and eradicate these vermin. Then we will break out the firepower to assist them!!

  15. If this SOB gets away with this, Arizona needs to stop sending electricity to Mexifornia, see how long the beesterds can stand the pressure from the liberal asses in that state!! Holder and the rest of them need to be removed, by whatever means necessary.

    • NONCOMFORMIST says:

      that is the END GAME! deindustrialization=depopulation. [U.N. agenda 21] sustainable development. google it!!

  16. We need to get rid of everyon goverment and put in ranchers farmers and truckdrivers Ranchers and farmers have good values morals and princples Truckdrivers don`t take crape of anybody and you can`t get 2 truckdrivers to agree on the price of a free cup of coffee so there would never be another stupid law passed

  17. lady ghost rider says:

    Sounds to me like he is CUTTING MORE AMERICAN JOBS! Don't you agree!

  18. Well, let's see…..cut off the oil rigs….check….shutdown the power plants….check….hey, someone hand me the red book and let me know what I do next to ruin this country….B.O.

  19. Spiritof76 says:

    The Page power plant is on tribal lands. They can tell the EPA that if they set foot on their land that they will be dealt with accordingly. Unless people in this country are prepared to face conditions similar to what existed prior to Civil War, our country is lost. Another solution could be to have all the power plants in the entire country shut down for a day and demad that EPA and half of the rest of the federal government be stripped of their funding forever. We are not going to be able to make this country what it was and what it aspired to be for our kids and their kids without a struggle. Better start now.

  20. Richard Wm. Faith says:

    The EPA, just like ALL OTHER REGULATORY AGENCIES, is nothing more and nothing less than a deviously-designed end-run around due process of law. ALL regulatory agencies, including but not limited to the EPA, should be immediately de-funded and disbanded. The EPA is especially onerous among regulatory agencies because it is currently operating as an accessory to UN Agenda 21. Anyone who agrees with me on this is encouraged to research the affiliations and associations of all candidates running for office, and to place special emphasis on voting AGAINST ALL candidates who have any ties whatsoever to the Bilderberg Group, CFR, North American Union, UN, Open Society Institute, Center for American Progress, Trilateral Commission, Mediamatters.org, MoveOn.org, soros, Nobel Committee, David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, Internationalk Monetary Fund, World Bank or World Court. This is the SHORT list!

  21. Thanks alot EPA….you're doing SUCH A GREAT JOB!!! Hopefully when the NOV 2012 election passes, you'll all be packing your bags and boxes in preparation for your job to be eliminated and you can stand in line with the rest of the unemployed until our new government creates new jobs for all!!! As Independent voters, we will be SO happy to start repairing our country and bring it back to dominance in the global economy. No more APOLOGIES!!!!!

  22. NONCOMFORMIST says:

    ALL THE MORE REASON TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL!! HE HAS PROMISED TO RESTORE SANITY IN GOVT. BY ELIMINATING THESE ROGUE AGENCIES, SHRINKING THE SIZE OF GOVT. AND RESTORING US TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL VALUES. PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO DERROGATORY STATEMENTS ABOUT DR. PAUL,LISTEN TO HIM ON youtube, THE EPA KNOW THEIR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, THEY ARE GOING OUT OF THEIR MINDS REEKING AS MUCH HAVOCK AS INHUMANILLY POSSIBLE!.

  23. NONCOMFORMIST says:

    I FIND IT RATHER AMMUSING THAT OBUMMER HAS THE AUDASITY TO RUN FOR REELECTION. WHAT AN ARROGANT, EGOTISTICAL, MANIACLE, DIABOLICAL,CORRUPT,SORRY EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING,LITTLE MAN HE TRUELY IS. IT WOULD BE HILLARIOUS IT HE WERENT SO DANGEROUSLY TOXIC!!

    • Tom Seymour says:

      Correct spelling helps get a point across, while poor spelling defeats our efforts. I suggest using a spellchecker if you don't have a dictionary. It does not help our cause when functional illiterates fume and rant. It makes us all look foolish.

      TS

  24. I wonder when the power companies of the US will start cutting off power to EPA offices.

  25. HEY, HEY, HO, HO, THE EPA HAS GOT TO GO! This is the "modified" chant of the radicals from the 60's like Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Ayres, only they said that "Western Civ." has got to go! Since then, they have infiltrated our Educational system, Legislature, Judicial, Political, Cultural….but Bill Clinton was too interested in himself and his own political career to really get the job done, and had to become more moderate, and less radical to serve two terms, even with his despicable sexual behaviour in the White House.

  26. But at last they have the POTUS in place and he is doubling down on the Radical Green agenda to weaken our National defense/security through military-immigration policy, destroy our currency and economy, minimize religion, unless it's Islam, damage our standing in the World and turn our backs on Allies like the UK and Israel, and buddy up with the Muslim Brotherhood! Arizona is fighting back on Immigration and Eric Holder, and they are being punished in every way possible for not surrendering to Washington D.C.'s abuse of power and corruption. This is just another example. They are trying to destroy Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and trying to bankrupt the State devastated by the FreddyMac/Fanny May debaucle, and are openly attacking Arizona for opposing a corrupt Administration. It is up to Arizona, supported by concerned citizens and other States, to continue to FIGHT BACK. If not, your state may be next!

  27. This is so disturbing to see, dont know how much longer Americans who believe in the constitution and freedoms can or will stay civil. I for one can barely contain my anger! Vote out obummer and put the brakes to the EPA no matter the tatics!

  28. sandman712 says:

    Another unconstitutional burocracy that needs to be blown-off the map. Ron Paul would see to that! Vote Ron Paul 2012!!! Our nations future depends on it!!!

  29. Barrack Husane Obama, Harry Reid, the EPA, BLM and several other Federal agencies got to go, and the need to go soon or we will have no economy and country left.

    Barrack Husane Obama and Harry Reid are two of most selfserving people we have in Washington, DC today and they both need to stopped now>

  30. How nice of the government to impose more expenses on the taxpayers again through the back door. It isn't just happening in AZ it's in Pennsylvania too and elsewhere. Obama & friends talk about green jobs, but there are none in place to take up this slack and from what I read green energy can't do the job – it isn't powerful enough.
    Guess it's time to catch the rain water for use in the house, etc & for Southern AZ to turn off the sprinkler systems, water slides, pools, fountains, etc. & live like the rest of us. Stop acting like you live in CA where grass grows.

    Sure hope the GOP candidates jump in with both feet on this one. Obama will look like the fool.

  31. Yes the EPA has to go! You dumb F_cks at the EPA have to realize that the Earth will take care of it's self. Battery cars will need more electric producing plants but you assholes want to close them, make up your F_cking minds. Wind and solar like Solantra will not provide for it. Stop listening to the Obama Mind, that is full of HOT AIR. Government bureaucrats are the problem not the solution!

  32. Jennie Walsh says:

    Government bureaucrats, who are UNELECTED and evil enemies of America's freedom and prosperity, are literally destroying America INTENTIONALLY. They are secret members of the global organized crime cartel/Kingdom of Satan which has the goal of owning and controlling, enslaving, everyone and everything on planet earth.

  33. JennieWalsh says:

    How do dictators get into power? Hey government, take charge of my children's education. Hey government, take charge of my health care. Hey government, take charge of my retirement. Hey government, take charge of my environment. Hey government, take charge of my food. Hey government, take charge of my college education. Hey, government, take charge of my housing. Hey government, you might as well take charge of everything. Whatever happened to freedom?

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