If the Navajo Nation were to buy the plant and mine, Peabody could shift liability for the shutdown onto the shoulders of the Nation.
"Because of the inherent health risks for mine workers, we can easily see the need for a health system that guarantees they get the care they need. Only Medicare for All solves these problems, and provides the security workers need."
"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."
"The trend lines showing the demise of coal shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, including those in the Trump administration and coal industry executives."
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.