The EPA, Disaster & Screwing the Navajo

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Screen Shot 2016-08-16 at 1.37.45 PMIt’s about time:

“…Navajo Nation will file a lawsuit against the Obama administration for causing a massive mine spill that contaminated waters tribal members rely on for their livelihoods.

Navajo officials will announce Tuesday they are filing suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for breaching the Gold King Mine in Colorado last year, which resulted in more than 3 million gallons of mine wastewater contaminating drinking and agricultural water in tribal territory.

“Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye, Vice President Jonathan Nez, Attorney General Ethel Branch, Delegate Tom Chee and others will make the announcement at the park by the bridge near the San Juan River,” according to an emailed release…”

CNN article about the lawsuit

BACKGROUND:

The Mine Spill Getting Worse

Heavy Metals in the Water

Video of the spill

EPA withholds spill docs from Congress

EPA sends toxic water to Navajo

Navajo to Sue EPA

Navajo Times
Navajo Times

The EPA knew what the problem was and had been warned. None of this mattered to them. New Mexico has paid a price. The Navajo Nation is still suffering. Once again, Washington broke its promise. The Obama Administration has a bad habit of screwing the Navajo.

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