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Behind the Coal Industry's Trump-Era Lobbying War


October 6, 2020

WASHINGTON - The story of Navajo Generating Station in rural Arizona, in a approach, is a narrative about the US: the extraordinary coal-fueled enlargement of the nation after World Conflict II, the continued extraction of pure sources from Native American lands after which the speedy transfer in recent times away from coal to pure gasoline and renewable vitality.


The best way most of the now-unemployed coal miners in Arizona see it, it is usually a narrative of a Republican president who made a promise after which did not honor it.

Paperwork obtained by The New York Instances and a lot of environmental teams provide an in depth historical past of this immense public works mission, from its beginning within the early 1960s by means of the struggle over its destiny in the course of the Trump administration, together with the repeated interventions by coal business lobbyists as they tried to maintain the plant in enterprise.


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