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Navajo Nation Prepares to File Suit Against EPA

Navajo Nation Prepares to File Suit Against EPA
September 01
10:33 2015

The Navajo Nation has hired the law firm of Hueston Hennigan LLP to represent them in preparation for a legal battle against the Environmental Protection Agency.

The potential multi-billion dollar lawsuit, which is a result of the August 5th Gold King mine spill in Colorado, is expected to be filed in the coming weeks.

President Russell Begaye also called upon FEMA officials to coordinate their efforts in response to the spill, saying, “the nature of this toxic chemical spill will acutely and chronically impact the river and dependent ecosystem if immediate and effective corrective actions and remedies are not taken.”

Navajo Nation Attorney General Ethel Branch said the spill has taken a toll on the culture, economy, and peace of mind of the Navajo people.

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