Of course it did. The EPA worries about coastal urban liberals, first and foremost. Native American tribes? Not so much – well, not until EPA incompetence turns a river a color that I normally associate with melted Velveeta. Then they kind of get on the stick. Eventually…
The spill happened Friday when a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers accidentally released 3 million gallons of wastewater containing heavy metals, including lead and arsenic, from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colorado, the agency said.
Though EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said at a news conference today that the agency’s slow response was out of caution, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye said the slow response is frustrating the Navajo people, who are “weeping every day” and in “dire need of clean water,” not only for drinking, but also to sustain their organic farms and ranches.
Continue reading So, it turns out that that EPA ecological disaster hit the Navajos.
I do believe that by the Activist Left’s own rules it’s racist. “If a collective of big money investment interests have their way, the 5 million people who flock to the Grand Canyon’ breathtaking vistas every year will also soon be able to get in some shopping and catch a film on an IMAX theatre built right on top of the canyon’s rim.” The article goes on to patronizingly suggest that
American Indians Native Americans First Peoples are incapable of deciding for themselves that there’s a lot of sense in separating Grand Canyon tourists from their money via various amenities. Apparently the Left prefers indigenous peoples to stay in the quaint, (and awkwardly poor) rustic reservations that the paternalistic federal government placed them in.
:shaking head: …Man. White people. Continue reading …Isn’t this Daily Beast article on a Grand Canyon development project racist?
Well, they were more polite about it than the title suggests, but the sentiment is real:
Joseph P. Kennedy II, whose father Robert F. Kennedy championed Native American rights, is at war with a band of Navajo Indians.
The Cameron Chapter of Navajo Nation is charging that Kennedy, president of Citizens Energy Corp. and its for-profit business Citizens Wind, is trying to seize control of a proposed wind farm on the tribe’s reservation on Gray Mountain in northern Arizona.
“Kennedy’s actions have single-handedly obstructed project development, delaying much-needed income and jobs for our nation,” said Edward Singer, president of the Navajos’ 1,500-member Cameron Chapter.
In a letter to Kennedy earlier this month, Singer accused Kennedy of using his “political connections” to take control of the project.
“If you are honestly committed to helping communities such as ours, please stop interfering with the Cameron Chapter so that we can move forward with the development of our Navajo Wind Project,” Singer wrote. “Instead, we suggest you support wind development elsewhere, including the Cape Wind Project in Massachusetts.”
It’s that last sentence about Cape Wind that indicates that the gloves are off on this one, and many people reading this are nodding in agreement. Continue reading Navajo tribe tells Kennedy to go to the Devil, or Nantucket.