Southwest Colorado and Northwest New Mexico possess a rich array of resources. Situated in the Four Corners, the region is home to nearly 500,000 people, a treasure trove of public lands protected for their natural, cultural and scenic values, a wide range of wildlife including many threatened and endangered species, and vibrant and diverse economies.
The region is also home to a vast fossil fuels complex, anchored by two of the country’s oldest and most polluting coal-fired power plants. The San Juan Generating Station is a coal-fired power plant that generates 1,848 megawatts of electricity each year. The plant just outside of Farmington, and is situated less than 15 miles from the Four Corners Power Plant, a 2,080-megawatt facility. The two power plants are New Mexico’s top two sources of air pollution.
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