Tag: Navajo Nation
The Navajos have used this land for generations, picking berries, cutting firewood, gathering herbs, hunting, and performing religious ceremonies. A monument designation will threaten their access to these resources and change their way of life.
Based on the facts confirming EPA’s direct responsibility for the spill and the widespread damage it has caused to the environment and people of the surrounding communities, Barrasso and McCain urge Attorney General Lynch to conduct an independent investigation.
“It caused hundreds, maybe thousands of farmers to lose their crops and have their crops affected last season,” said Mihio Manus, spokesman for the Navajo Nation’s president.
The Navajo Nation needs full, fair and prompt disaster relief and assistance providing our farmers with clean, safe water supplies for our crops and our livestock.
Coal production provides the Navajo Nation with 60 percent of its general fund revenues.