She reserved particular ire for the environmentalists who went after the owners of the power plant to try to stop the thick plume of smoke and noxious chemicals it has poured into the atmosphere for decades. The groups contended that the emissions fouled the air over the Grand Canyon and threatened the health of people who lived downwind.
"All those people protesting for the environmental groups, none of them live up here," Cody said. "If this plant shuts down, some of us are going to have to leave our elderly parents behind to go find work. Who's going to go out there and check on them, make sure they get their medication? Nobody from the environmental groups, that's for sure."
This mine is a really big operation. I can't believe it is being shut down.
Looks like an injun raid is justified on the envirowackos homes.
Can't they migrate to Alaska and work for the oil rigs in ANWR? Oh, right, my bad, I forgot.
I live directly across the river from this plant in Laughlin. I'm looking at it right now. It does give off alot of pollution. I wish there could have come up with a compromise.
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--I don't have a link nor does the Las Vegas R-J have a search feature that will get it, but within the last month there was a glowing article on the Indian "activist" who nearly single-handedly takes credit for the closure, after dedicating most of his life to this goal---
Ahhh! An activist action for the liberal enviro-whackos that has multiple benefits!
1.) Shut down an evil energy producing, polluting coal mine
2.) Deny profits to some evil energy conglomerate.
3.) Save the habitat of the Horned European Blowfly
4.) Puts people out of work, hurts unemployment figures
5.) Puts people out of work, makes them more dependent on the government
6.) Increases American dependency on foreign energy sources
What more could they ask for?
The indians screwed up, they should have had the power plant built on the reservation and told the clean air nuts to go to hell!
Making it a National Park is so they can limit boats and fishing on the lake and continue to push to dismantle the dam. Backpackers Magazine has started a campaign in their magazine for their readers to push their reps to make this a Park -- and the editor claims he has the Navajo onboard.
Joe Shirley, the leader of the tribe is a very "strange" guy so it's hard to know if they really have him on board or not, but given his comments on snowmaking at Snowbowl it would not suprise me if he is supportive of getting all of us out of Glen Canyon and off the Lake -- Think of how few people really get to see any more of the Grand Canyon than a peak from the rim -- well that is what they want to do at Powell...
In addition the dems are running a 'crooked' Navajo to try and defeat Rick Renzi this coming year and Renzi has been the best representative this tribe has had in DC.
The envirowhackos strike again.
This thread reminds me . . . does anyone know if I can get in trouble, and if so how much trouble, for indicating on job applications that I'm a native American?
I am, after all - eight generations of my family were born right here in America.
***"This income is the only thing I have," Cody said. "There is no power line to my house, no phone line, no running water. Everybody else has everything at the tip of their hands." ***
But, but, Indians I have known have been crying about wanting to go back and live as their ancestors did!
Here is her chance!