Moapa Hosting 'Clean Energy' Walk Outside Vegas

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MOAPA, Nev. (AP) - Moapa Band of Paiutes tribe members, activists and faith leaders are planning a 16-mile Earth Day weekend walk to highlight calls for closing a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas and building a solar energy plant.

Tribal leader William Anderson says the "Coal to Clean Energy" walk begins at 6 a.m. Saturday at NV Energy's Reid Gardner generation station and heads to a planned 350-megawatt solar project on the Moapa Paiute Reservation.

He says about 100 people took part last year, but this year's event is drawing more people - including the Sierra Club and other groups.

NV Energy recently announced it'll close the Reid Gardner plant by 2017.

A 3 p.m. rally at the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza off Interstate 15 precedes a walk to the solar project site.

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