The Crow Nations’ chairman and Montana’s Attorney General filed a joint statement which suspects the Environment Protection Agency’s new carbon rule. They believe that the pending regulation breaks the government’s trust responsibility towards to the Montana tribe
Tim Fox, the Attorney General stated that the suggested rule would damage the coal business and jobs of Montana.
The Chairman of the Crow shed some light on the setbacks of the proposed regulation. He informed that the primary aim of the new rule is to cut greenhouse gas emission. However, it will also ruin the economy of the tribe.
Acre coal mine located near Hardin provides most of the non-federal income of the tribe’s economy. Hence, the implementation of the new rule will increase the unemployment proportion of the tribe up to 95 percent.
Additionally, coal mine also provide other facilities such as health care supplements, education and law enforcement to its employees.
Therefore, the authorities should offer other jobs to the workers of coal mine before the execution of the new greenhouse regulation.
A few months ago, Coyote along with a group of representatives of Western tribes informed Barrack Obama regarding the consequences of the rule. They met Obama in recent meeting of White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington.
On the other hand, Fox complained that EPA formed the new rule without the consultation of the Crow Tribe. They thought it is not necessary to take the advice of the tribe since the rule is not affecting the people.