Cursed by Coal

PhotographerMichael McLaughlin
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryWestport, Ireland
Photo Date3rd Nov 2014
Technical InfoNikon D800, Tripod,
Entry Description

The Navajo Generating Station the third largests coal burning power stations in the United States. The power station pumps water from the collorado river into their homes, farms and businesses. The station is situated on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Page, Arizona. This is a place where the environment and the economic prosperity of a region collide. The burning is the cause of serious environmental and health issues.