[ View the story "1,000-mile walk takes Navajo on 'Journey For Existence'" on Storify] 1,000-mile walk takes Navajo on 'Journey For Existence' Marchers protest fracking in tribal lands.
The Stream· Wed, Apr 08 2015 18:06:47
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from their ancestral homelands to internment camps in eastern New Mexico. In the video below, participants explain how the alleged abuse of tribal lands has affected their communities.
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of the Piñon Pipeline, which would carry thousands of barrels of oil through public, private and Navajo Nation lands, have
concerns about the project's potential to disrupt communities and the local
. However, representatives from the pipeline development company, the US Bureau of Land Management, and the state of New Mexico have
In March, the US Department of the Interior
new guidelines to “support safe and responsible hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands". According to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, current federal well-drilling rules have "not kept pace with the technical complexities of today’s hydraulic fracturing operations".
“This updated and strengthened rule provides a framework of safeguards and disclosure protocols that will allow for the continued responsible development of our federal oil and gas resources. As we continue to offer millions of acres of public lands for conventional and renewable energy production, it is absolutely critical the public have confidence that transparent and effective safety and environmental protections are in place.”blm.gov
“I’m from the San Juan Basin,” Gutierrez said to the crowd. “I live right between the Four Corners Power Plant and the San Juan (Generating Station). I live in the realm of the pollution. It’s pretty much like death in the San Juan Basin….We don’t want this pipeline, we don’t want no more death, we don’t want no more disease.”indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
Imagine BLM at the local school, surrounding by #fracking rigs and flares trying to jam a 50K barrel/day Piñon Pipeline down Navajo throats.Tim Ream