July 4, 2012
In this Monday, May 14, 2012, photo, the Reid-Gardner power station is seen near a farm on the Moapa Indian Reservation, in Moapa, Nev. Across the country, a disproportionate number of power plants operate near Indian tribal lands. Some tribes embrace the plants, which provide jobs and tax dollars to their communities. But a small group have begun to protest the plants in recent years, asking that they be closed down.
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The Moapa Paiutes need not travel far to stare down their perceived enemy: The coal-powered plant blamed for polluting the southern Nevada reservation's air and water is visible from nearly every home.