Members of the Navajo nation traveled from Arizona to Avenue Capital Group’s offices in New York City to push for a 2019 closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), near Page, Arizona.
Trump recently announced a massive rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants and carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
The U.S. spent $26 billion a year supporting fossil fuels and scored the worst in ending support for coal mining, a pet project of President Trump.
“To be blunt, they’re full of it.”
In January, the UK government announced plans to phase out coal generation by 2025.
Hundreds of locals have reported health issues including difficulty breathing, nausea and vomiting from the smell of fuel and black smoke.
Andrew Wheeler raised funds for Republican senators on the committee that makes the preliminary decision on confirming appointments to the agency.
The EPA will receive online comments about its proposal and any requests for additional public meetings until Jan. 16.
"Phasing out coal power is good news for the climate, for our health and for our kids."