"David vs. Goliath: A Tiny Tribe Takes on Big Energy"

"The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians thought coal ash from a nearby plant was killing them off; so they fought back."

"MOAPA, NEVADA – Surita Hernandez leaned against the frame of her front door, looking nowhere in particular. Some of her brood played on a stack of tossed mattresses. Her husband’s contagious cackle erupted from across the street.

'There's been just so many deaths from people right here on the reservation,' she said matter-of-factly, a light breeze rustling through her waist-length black hair. 'Growing up, I don't remember going to so many funerals.'

Hernandez believes a nearby coal-fired power plant is killing her people."

Sarah Hoye reports for Aljazeera America April 29, 2014.

Source: Aljazeera America, 04/30/2014