Posted 23 July 2011, by Staff, EarthJustice, earthjustice.org
The Moapa River Indian Reservation, tribal home of a band of Paiute Indians, sits about 30 miles north of Las Vegas—and about 300 yards from the coal ash landfills of the Reid Gardner Power Station. If the conditions are just wrong, coal ash picks up from Reid Gardner and moves across the desert like a sandstorm. The film An Ill Wind tells the Paiute Indians’ story. View the individual parts (at the original site), or watch the complete film
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Acknowledgements Many thanks to the Moapa Band of Paiutes for allowing us to tell this story and to Vinny Spotleson of the Sierra Club and Dan Galpern of the Western Environmental Law Center for helping with the project.
- Campaign Home: Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives
- unEARTHED: Recent news about coal ash
- Feature: River Runs Black: The Devastating Coal Ash Spill on the Emory River
- Graphic: Safe drinking water standards
- Interactive Map: State Fact Sheets on Coal Ash
- Interactive Graphic: The Story of Coal
- Video: Tennessee interview
- Video: Water contamination (Humor)
- Report: EPA’s Blind Spot: Hexavalent Chromium in Coal Ash (Feb. 2011)
- Report: The Toxic Threat (Sept. 2010)
- Return to Earthjustice Campaign Center
Ed Note: Please visit the original site for a full set of resources, information, photographs and links.