'It's Time for a Just and Equitable Transition' Dine' tell Arizona Corporation Commission
Photos by Tó Nizhóní Ání
(Top photo) At the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix on Monday, Lorraine Herder and Edith Simonson, Black Mesa sheepherders and weavers, carry a sign that reads, "50 YEARS OF INJUSTICE. ACC: TIME TO GIVE BACK!" Lorraine and Edith, like many elders on Black Mesa, have seen tremendous changes during their lifetime. From the disappearance of the seeps and springs in their community to the lack of precipitation today. They are here to ensure communities like theirs get the Just & Equitable Transition they need.
Black Mesa youth holding a sign that reads "FIRST COAL MINING, NOW CLIMATE CHANGE."
Nicole Horseherder holding up a piece of coal while talking about it's history and impacts on Black Mesa and in the Southwest.
Chili Yazzie of Shiprock, New Mexico, shares his story and experiences of climate change and industry impacts in the Four Corners region and why JET is important for coal-impacted communities. "Ahéhee' Chili for your words and support!" -- Tó Nizhóní Ání