The Black Mesa coal-mining project plans to divert over a billion gallons of water every year to support a coal processing operation. That water comes from aquifers linked to Hopi sacred springs.
Sadly, our federal government fails to recognize that springs flowing on Indian land have already run dry since Peabody Coal Company began using the water. Haven’t we done enough harm to Native Americans in this country? Does the need to supply coal to a power plant justify taking their drinking water and killing their fish?
More on this can be found here: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/swcbd/press/black-mesa-02-06-2007.html
Can’t we just do the right thing? Support renewable energy projects.