"Uranium Mining in Navajo Community OK'd by Appeals Court"

"A federal appeals court this week moved to allow uranium mining operations in Churchrock, a Navajo community just east of Gallup, New Mexico.

The decision by the Federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals comes at a time of increased financial incentives for uranium mining—but also intense opposition from many communities, including the Navajo Nation, which outlawed uranium mining in 2005."

Marjorie Childress reports for the New Mexico Independent March 11, 2010.

Friday, March 12, 2010