Sempra Abandons Plans To Build Coal Plant Near Gerlach

Sempra announced recently that it has abandoned its plan to build a coal-fired power plant outside of Gerlach. However, Sempra stated that it will try to sell the development plans to another energy provider. So it’s possible that another company could buy the plans and build a coal plant near Gerlach in the future.

The Burning Man Project maintains its neutral stance on this issue. Burning Man participants come from all walks of life, and from all corners of the world. When faced with political or environmental questions, the Project cannot claim to speak for the entirety of its population. Politically, we engage only those matters that pertain directly to the survival of our event and/or the Burning Man overall movement.

For more information about the originally-proposed plant, refer to the Nevada Clean Energy website, and the official Granite Fox Power website. There is also an informative Los Angeles Times story about the situation. [para_end]

About the author: Will Chase

Will Chase first attended Burning Man 2001. He volunteered as the Operations Manager for the ARTery (Black Rock City’s art headquarters) and was on the Burning Man Art Council from 2003-2008. He was Web Team Project Manager and Webmaster from 2004-2009, then transitioned to the Communications Department in 2009 to become Minister of Propaganda, working on global communications strategy. He's the editor-in-chief for the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and the Voices of Burning Man blog, and content manager for Burning Man’s websites. He also manages the ePlaya BBS and Burning Man’s social networking efforts.

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