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Moapa Band starts 50-mile walk to protest power plant

The Moapa Band of Paiute Indians is leading a 50-mile march to protest a power plant next to the reservation.

The march starts on the reservation today and ends at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas on Sunday. Tribal leaders hope to call attention to air pollution from NV Energy's coal-fired Reid Gardner power plant

The tribe filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the power plant from expanding a landfill. Reservation residents deal with pollution from the site every day.

Get the Story:
Native Americans Give Earth Day an Early Start in Nevada (Public News Service 4/20)
Paiutes walk to raise Earth Day awareness (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 4/19)

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