Power trip

I’ve flown over these coal in New Mexico and Arizona many times, but never checked to see what was up with them. Or down. Or choose your direction.

Turns out the one above, a giant W in the Arizona landscape, is the Black Mesa Mine, and it has been mothballed since 2005 when the destination of its coal (via an unusual route), the Mojave power plant, was shut down. The Kayenta Mine is still running, as are the other mines I saw off to the east around the Four Corners areas.

  1. Sheila Lennon’s avatar

    Well, its url is a basename as directory name (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/power-trip/) rather than the date-archive path/basename of an entry (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/doc/2008/09/01/case-of-the-missing-post/).

    I don’t know WP, but in MT-speak that’s the main index of a different blog.

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