Saturday, January 9, 2010

Black Mesa Water Coalition stops Peabody Coal

Peabody Coal wasted most of the pristine Navajo Aquifer just slurrying coal, for 34 years, along their 273 mile long slurry line, crossing the entire State of New Mexico, to generate electricity, in Nevada, for  the State of  California. 

The Native Black Mesa Water Coalition is celebrating a victory in their long running battle for water rights in the Native Four Corners, where Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet, on land belonging to Hopi and Navajo people.   Peabody Coal has already wasted nearly half the drinkable, accessible water at Black Mesa, slurrying coal along a 273 mile slurry line to Southern California Edison's Mojave Generation Station, in Laughlin, Nevada.  One of the grassroots members of the Black Mesa Water Coalition takes the name C-Aquifer for Diné, claiming rights to the remaining Cococino Aquifer, and the coalition has long been identified with the rallying cry "Water is life."


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