Black Mesa has been permanently altered by more than 50 years of strip-mining coal. The injustice to Diné and Hopi people and our sacred homelands will not be undone by a few months of backfilling and planting non-native grasses. 

Government officials on and off the Navajo Nation are poised to let Peabody Energy walk away and wash its hands after decades of destroying the Navajo Aquifer, native vegetation, sacred sites, livelihoods, and homelands on Black Mesa. Mine backfilling and planting non-native grasses are nowhere near the restoration needed. It’s time for some accountability from the U.S. federal government and the Navajo government to the people of Black Mesa: They must not let Peabody Energy walk away. To learn more click here.