Every year the Reid Gardner Station is responsible for:
5 Heart Attacks
74 Asthma Attacks
198,160,505 Gallons of Water Usage
What you need to know about coal and the Reid Gardner Station
NV Energy’s Reid Gardner Station is a coal-fired power plant in Moapa, Nevada, 55 miles outside Las Vegas.1 The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians live in the shadow of this plant and face serious health problems from its pollution. Unfortunately, Nevada state agencies who are supposed to protect people’s health and promote smart energy choices have ignored their complaints. Most recently, the Southern Nevada Board of Health approved an expansion of Reid Gardner’s coal ash dump, despite evidence that arsenic, cadmium, and other toxic compounds in coal ash are linked to cancer and other health problems.2 The Public Utilities Commission is considering allowing this plant to stay open for another twelve years.
Everyone deserves clean air and safe drinking water. Local residents should have a say in whether or not toxic polluters can continue to operate in their backyard.
In the middle of a desert, NV Energy is choosing to poison people with a half-century old coal plant, instead of investing in abundant solar power. And the State of Nevada is failing to protect its residents against an irresponsible and dangerous neighbor.