Thank you to the many people who sent in your comments in opposition of the Black Mesa Project: Peabody Coal Company’s massive coal-mining expansion plans on the Dine’ (Navajo) & Hopi peoples sacred ancestral homelands of Black Mesa, AZ. The Black Mesa Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement is due out this December ’08. Please stay posted for updates during these critical times!
By Marley Shebala, Navajo Times, April 17, 2008 WINDOW ROCK – The 38-year-old Black Mesa Pipeline is retiring. The federal Office of Surface Mining has directed the pipeline’s present owner, Black Mesa Pipeline Co., to remove all trace of the structure, which was used to transport coal slurry from the Black Mesa Mine to the […]
Black Mesa Environmental Impact Statement to be reactivated By Kathy Helms Diné Bureau WINDOW ROCK — The Black Mesa Environmental Impact Statement is being reactivated, however the preferred alternative, which includes the C-aquifer pipeline, reportedly will be eliminated. John Stucker, senior mining engineer for the Navajo Nation Minerals Department’s Surface Mining Program, said Friday that […]
Massive mining plans are underway that have serious environmental, social, and human rights impacts. Peabody Western Coal, the world’s largest coal company, is attempting to obtain a ‘Life of Mine’ permit from the federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM): which means a lease extension application that would permit them to mine indefinitely, and dramatically increase […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2007 SRP Ceases Effort to Restart Mohave Generating Station Concludes that Timeline Delays would Render the Facility Economically Unfeasible Salt River Project, a 20 percent owner of the Mohave Generating Station (MGS) in Laughlin, Nev., is ending efforts to return the plant to service.
Leupp residents anxious about Peabody water plans By Marley Shebala Navajo Times, 1/18/07 LEUPP, Ariz. – More than 140 people showed up at two public hearings held here on the U.S. Office of Surface Mining’s draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Black Mesa Project last week. The proposed project calls for Peabody Western Coal […]
By CYNDY COLE Sun Staff Reporter Norman Benally was 5 years old when he was taken from his home at Black Mesa and sent to a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school. He returned to a different landscape nine years later. “The area I grew up in had all been strip-mined and everything had changed […]