Monday, October 13, 2003

It's Gas vs. Heritage in Navajo Country

NAGEEZI, N.M. — The Navajo revere this remote area in northwestern New Mexico as the place where the mythical figure Changing Woman gave birth to two warrior sons who made the universe safe.

Energy companies desire this area for its strategic location in the San Juan Basin, a geological mother lode of natural gas reserves in the Four Corners region that has become one of North America's richest sources of mineral wealth.