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Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, which is working to eliminate coal's contribution to global warming and repower the nation with clean energy.

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Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna (pictured at the right) – along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states – could breathe a little easier if  the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to enforce the Clean Air Act protections for Navajo Generating Station, one of the biggest polluters in Arizona.

Kathy and Anna are superstar volunteers for Arizona Beyond Coal who are working to transition Arizona away from the Navajo Generating Station coal plant (NGS) and replace it with clean energy. The 2,250-megawatt NGS, near Page, Arizona, is the largest and dirtiest coal plant in the state. Today Kathy and Anna joined a crowd of parents marching and delivering more than 10,000 petitions to the Environmental Protection Agency office in Tempe demanding strong clean air protections at NGS.

“People who live near NGS are suffering from health concerns – the families on the Navajo reservation are sick because of the coal plant’s pollution,” says Kathy, a mental health counselor in Phoenix. “Many of the people with breathing problems are kids.”

The EPA is expected to decide within the next few weeks w... Read more

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