Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has called on NV Energy to close the coal-biurning Reid Gardner electric power plant near Las Vegas.
"The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians has long blamed the hulking power plant for the host of illnesses that have decimated its people. Vickie Simmons had a brother who worked at the plant and died of an enlarged heart. He was 31 years old. Then her neighbor died when he was 33. The environmental committee she serves on recently lost a member. So did the health committee."