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Environmentalism vs. the Navajo

Time for another lesson in unintended consequences.

The Imperious Leader has is trying to phase out coal. It's supposed to save the environment.

In this case, the goal is to close the Navajo Generating Station, the largest coal power plant west of the Mississippi.

The plant is a major employee on the Navajo reservation.

There are just a few more things to consider.

The Navajo Nation has been screwed out of mineral rights by the United States. On the whole, the U.S. Department of the Interior has been a criminally bad steward for Native American lands and rights.

The poverty rate in the Navajo Nation exceeds forty percent. Yes, you read that right. 40% poverty rate.

The unemployment rate in the Navajo Nation exceeds fifty percent. Yes, 50% unemployment.

Yes, this is happening in the United States.

Yes, the reason is direct government interference.

Yes, it's going to get much worse.

Why aren't the Democrat politicos making any noise about it?

Why is the political leadership of both parties ignoring it?

Why should we trust the Federal Government to fix it?

The answer my friend, is blowin' in the wind. And as the Diné can tell you from long experience, that is exactly what promises from the Federal government are worth.

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