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Friday, March 18, 2016

Louise Benally: 'EPA ignores devastation to Navajos by mining'



Louise Benally's letter to the US EPA
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Dutch translation by Alice Holemans, NAIS, at:
http://www.denaisgazet.be/nieuws/louise-benally-epa-negeert-de-grote-schade-voor-de-navajo-s-door-mijnbouw
French translation by Christine Prat
http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=3312

Hello Reyes,
I am a member of the Navajo Nation and lived out here all my life and our resources have been contaminated by Coal mining in the Black Mesa area , by Uranium mining in the New Mexico areas and some in the Arizona areas by Oil and Gas development too, in the New Mexico and Utah areas of our reservation lands and EPA has not done any thing to help us and why is that? We demand that these site need to get clean up plans to start happening as soon as possible. We have been concerned with these Environmental problems that are brought on the reservation lands since the 1940's and on the this day. We demand that the Environmental Justice Policies be applied to our Homelands and we Demand all fossil fuel developer be held accountable.

Thank you, Louise Benally 

3 comments:

Internet Centre For Syncretism said...

Can't really believe this just keeps going on and on and on. Thanks for the post.

IF-Stoners-Biweekly said...

EPA is the bastard son of expedient politics.

Anonymous said...

EPA is the bastard son of politics

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