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.

jonathannez@navajo-nsn.gov, Debra.Haaland@doi.gov
Rickienez@navajo-nsn.gov, comments@navajo-nsn.gov
Real mine reclamation on Black Mesa - require a significant mine permit revision