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January 05, 2009

News that Slipped Through the Cracks

Here's another coal story from the holiday season - this time it's one that seems to have slipped through under the radar of the mainstream media. The Office of Surface Mining granted a permit for more coal mining on Native lands in Arizona. This permit is for Black Mesa, which is considered sacred land to several tribes.

Read more about the issue in this E magazine article and in this column by Elsa Johnson of the Navajo Nation (scroll down).

If you want to get active on it - lend the Black Water Mesa Coalition a hand!


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