Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Preserving Sacred Waters
While an Arizona coal mining company employs many from the Hopi Tribe, according to a news report, tribal members formed the Black Mesa Trust to educate Black Mesa residents and the wider public about the impacts of (coal mining water pumping)...about 3.3 million gallons of pure groundwater, per day, from the aquifer to mix with crushed coal. "The poisoned water is neither reclaimed nor reused. Ultimately, Black Mesa Trust seeks to stop (the) needless water pumping and permanently secure the Navajo Aquifer, with its surrounding springs and watershed, for present and future generations who will value its unique influence upon the indigenous people and their environment," explains the website.