Native America Calling
12:54 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

The Ills of Coal Ash

Wed. 2/15 11a: They rise out of the horizon, giant factories spewing gases into the air and the surrounding communities. Coal-fired generating stations on the Navajo Nation and Moapa Indian Reservation in Nevada are believed to be contributing to the illness of residents who live by these plants. 

Is there such a thing as clean-burning coal?

What is being done to protect the lives of the people who live by these power generating stations that rely on coal to feed energy to residents far away from the harm?

Guests include environmental activist Louise Benally (Navajo).