In a dramatic move yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew the air quality permit it issued last summer for the Desert Rock coal-fired power plant, which is slated to be built on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region just southwest of Farmington, New Mexico.
Obama can't seem to pass cap-and-trade fast enough. Instead of trying to "bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,"(aka cap-and-trade energy tax hike), he is going to use the EPA to close them with "little regard for due process or basic notions of fairness".
In closing the plant, he has severely hurt the economy of the Navajo Nation. Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley says that the government isn't exactly being “honest and truthful in its dealings with Native America”:
“I have people dying every day because of poverty, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, gangs, and the U.S. Government is not there to adequately fund the direct service programs that cater to these needs,” he said.
Now, Obama has crippled their ability to climb out of poverty by taking away jobs from the people that the plant would have hired. So, they're stuck in poverty until Obama's EPA decides to give them the permit to open the plant. So much for creating millions of new jobs.