Crow Nation Questions EPA Regulations

December 7, 2014 8:03 AM

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According to a source at the Los Angeles Times, Darrin Old Coyote, Chairman of the Crow Nation in Montana teamed up with 17 state attorney generals this past Friday to challenge the Obama administration’s attempt effort to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent. Old Coyote claimed it would “cripple” the Crow economy.

He stated the new EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) regulations would significantly reduce the Crow Nation’s coal exports to power plants. The Crow noted that the tribe’s revenue from coal mining accounts for two-thirds of its nonfederal funding and they already have an unemployment rate of 4...

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