February 13, 2007
A Navajo group opposed to uranium development has filed a lawsuit aimed at halting a proposed mine in northwest New Mexico.
Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse orders and a license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Hydro Resources Inc. wants to mine uranium near Church Rock.
The Environmental Protection Agency last week ruled that a 160-acre parcel near Church Rock is Indian Country. That would mean Hydro has to seek a federal permit to mine uranium.
The Navajo Nation has banned uranium mining on reservation lands.
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