State officials and utilities are trying to kill a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force owners of three coal-fired power plants to install expensive pollution control equipment to improve visibility.
The town of Dewey-Humboldt, just east of Prescott owes its existence to mining.
The mining and smelting operations there produced over one-hundred-million-dollars since the 1870s.
But the industry that was the town’s lifeblood may now be responsible for making the residents sick.
Residents of Dewey-Humboldt gathered at the local elementary school last week.
They came to hear the latest on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans for the area.