Oklahoma’s 14 coal-fired power plants emit millions of tons of harmful air pollutants, which cause health problems and decrease visibility at the Wichita Falls Wildlife Refuge and other Oklahoma landmarks.
Going head-to-head with U.S. Senator James Inhofe in the interview, Pearson explained that "the coal that’s mined in Oklahoma has a high sulfur content, which means it's actually dirtier than coal in other states." Pearson also emphasized health issues, explaining that "the same pollution that creates haze problems is the same pollution that cause health problems like asthma … and that’s something that Oklahomans need to deal with. We have 100,000 Oklahoma children suffering from asthma … [T]hese coal plants are one of the largest sources of pollution that are hazardous to our health."
Check out the interview here (story starts at 17:38).