Navajos sue to stop uranium mine in New Mexico
A Navajo group opposed to uranium development has filed a lawsuit aimed at halting a proposed mine in northwest New Mexico.

Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse orders and a license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Hydro Resources Inc. wants to mine uranium near Church Rock.

The Environmental Protection Agency last week ruled that a 160-acre parcel near Church Rock is Indian Country. That would mean Hydro has to seek a federal permit to mine uranium.

The Navajo Nation has banned uranium mining on reservation lands.

Get the Story:
Navajos file petition against uranium mining in northwest New Mexico (AP 2/12)
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EPA: N.M. parcel is Indian Country (AP 2/9)

Relevant Links:
Indigenous World Uranium Summit 2006 - http://www.sric.org/uraniumsummit
Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining - http://www.endaum.org

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