Navajo Nation Sues EPA, Mining Companies For 2015 Spill Of Toxic Mine Water

(August 17, 2016, 11:07 AM EDT) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Nation sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several mining companies Aug. 16 in New Mexico federal court, seeking to hold the EPA and companies liable for a massive release of contaminated mine water a year ago that polluted the San Juan River, one of the tribe’s “most important sources of water for life and livelihood” (Navajo Nation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., No. 1:16-cv-931, D. N.M.).

(Complaint available. Document #96-160909-002C.)

No ‘Meaningful Recovery’

The Navajo Nation filed...
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