Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 16, 2017

Peabody Coal among top polluters in world, Navajo government agrees to collusion

St Louis April 2016 Activists on the steps of City Hall. Credit: Bret Gustafson on Twitter.

Peabody Coal number 16 on list of 100 most polluting companies in the world

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat:

Peabody Coal is number 16 on the list of the top 100 most polluting companies in the world. The Navajo Nation has just extended the lease of the dirty coal fired power plant that uses Peabody Coal from Black Mesa. Peabody's clearing of the land for coal mining on Black Mesa is the real cause of Navajo relocation.

The Guardian reports, "Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report."

The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions, The Guardian reports
Peabody's coal mining on Black Mesa has resulted in 40 years of misery for Navajos on Black Mesa, both those who were relocated and those who resist relocation. Peabody Coal continues to poison the land and water with coal mining on Black Mesa.
The Navajo Nation government, in collusion with U.S. and Arizona politicians and corporations, has just extended the lease of one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the world, The Navajo Generating Station in Page, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation, which provides electricity to southern Arizona.
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