The photo that I am holding is of the coal BHP Navajo Coal Mine, a massive operation that is impacting the air and water of our region, and as a result, the health of the people who call this land home. I traveled to Washington, D.C. because I want others to be aware of the serious environmental issues occurring on the Navajo Nation and how the people, water, land and air are being impacted.
Clean Air Ambassador | Farmington, New Mexico
Diné CARE is a non-profit, Navajo-owned, environmental organization working with Navajo community members affected by energy and environmental issues.
I am Colleen Cooley and work as the Four Corners Energy Outreach Organizer for Diné CARE. I graduated with a master's degree in Climate Science & Solutions from Northern Arizona University in December of 2012.
50 States United for Healthy Air is important to Diné CARE because we want others to be aware of the environmental issues occurring on the Navajo Nation and how it impacts the people, water, land, and air. We connect with all these things in our environment in one form or another and we want to protect and preserve the Diné way of life.
We connect with all these things in our environment in one form or another and we want to protect and preserve the Diné way of life.
50 States United For Healthy Air
Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.
The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.
Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.
It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.