San Juan Citizens Alliance: Sorry affair with the Navajo Mine leaves public out

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This is not just another story of corporate malfeasance and government being a willing partner to it. The ability of the public, whether Navajo or otherwise, to understand, comment on and challenge these decisions is not only the law, it is also part and parcel of what supposedly distinguishes a democracy from an authoritarian government. The Navajo people could be left with a worthless mine, if the power plant shuts down. It would be left with untold millions of dollars of liabilities that BHP is responsible for creating. This could mean the toxic legacy BHP has created is left unresolved – to the continued degradation of the San Juan River. Both BHP and OSM know better. They should step up and demonstrate the care and responsibility they profess.
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