Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

December 17, 2016

Dine' Celebrate Victory -- Pinon Pipeline Withdraws Application

BLM Scoping Meeting on Pinon Pipe Line in Eastern Navajo Nation produced an over flow crowd Dec 2. Hearing was part of the public input and Bureau of Land Management extended comment time frame for another sixty days.
Photo Earl Tulley

Dine' Celebrate after the Bureau of Land Management withdraws application for the Pinon Pipeline! The battle continues to stop the Escalade Project and uranium mining on western Navajoland and in the Grand Canyon!

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Earl Tulley, Dine', told Censored News today, "Pinon Pipe Line bit the dust. The company withdrew their application."

The pipeline was going to be built from Lyebrook New Mexico, to Milan New Mexico, 130 miles.

"Standing Rock protectors were on their way down today,” Tulley said.

"Perhaps showing up in numbers at Dec 2nd Hearing in Window Rock was enough for company to pull their application -- victory for Navajo. At the December 2nd Scoping Hearing in Window Rock, there was a new generation of protectors accepting the call to the front line in protecting mother earth."

"We need to help, and work with, western Navajo to stop the Grand Canyon Escalade project and purposed uranium mining."

"Voice of one inspiring, symphony of voices uplifting."

Help stop the Escalade Project, and protect sacred land from politicians and corporations, at

BLM Receives Withdrawal of Piñon Gathering System Right-of-Way Application

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Farmington Field Office has received a withdrawal letter regarding a right-of-way (ROW) application for the proposed Piñon Gathering System project (known as the Piñon Pipeline project).

The letter stated that due to current market conditions Saddle Butte San Juan, LLC has decided to withdraw their application.  Therefore, the BLM will no longer consider the project. 

The system would have included a gathering line ROW of approximately 49.5 miles and a mainline ROW of approximately 98.5 miles in length.  The proposed crude oil pipeline route would have followed routes crossing Federal lands, the Navajo Nation, State of New Mexico lands, and fee lands from Lybrook, New Mexico, to a proposed rail terminal located near Thoreau, New Mexico.

For further information, please contact Project Lead Scott Hall at (505) 564-7721.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I hope we can win
DAPL as well this could help that fight