Native Americans Win Struggle Over Zuni Salt Lake, NM

August 28, 2003

Source: Indian Country

On August 28, 2003 Indian Country reported that "Zuni people stood up for cultural values and won the struggle to protect Salt Mother and the Zuni Salt Lake from damage from a proposed coal strip mine that spanned two decades. In a surprise vote recently, the Salt River Project’s (SRP) board of directors decided to abandon its plans to develop the proposed Fence Lake mine and relinquish permits and coal leases; purchasing coal from other sources instead."