Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

April 25, 2013

Mount Taylor faces 'permanent and severe' adverse cultural impacts

mt taylor 017 (1)Mt. Taylor Faces ‘Permanent and Severe’ Adverse Cultural Impacts

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Reveals Forest Service Plan to ‘Deviate’ from Existing Laws

By Klee Benally @eelk

GALLUP, NM — The Cibola National Forest Service (CNFS) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a mine proposed on Mt. Taylor that will violate the existing Forest Management Plan.
Instead of upholding their current standards regard to historic and cultural properties, CNFS is planning to “deviate” from them to allow desecration of Mt. Taylor with a “Project-Specific Forest Plan Amendment.”
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