Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Zuni Salt Lake Saved

On August 4, 2003, the Salt River Project announced that it will relinquish all permits and coal leases for the proposed Fence Lake coal stripmine. SRP claims in a press release that it has found a cleaner, more economical source of coal in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, but the Zuni Tribe and the Zuni Salt Lake Coalition can rest assured that their intense, well-organized, and spiritually-based opposition to the 18,000 acre industrial disaster was the real reason SRP is pulling the plug on the coal mine.