NRDC's Daniel Hinerfeld reports on efforts to protect the sacred water of Black Mesa. The main source of water for many Hopi and Navajo in northeastern Arizona is the pristine Navajo aquifer beneath Black Mesa. Its water is so pure that you can drink it straight out of the ground.
But according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the aquifer is in trouble. Decades of pumping by coal mining giant Peabody Energy are taking a toll. And now Peabody wants to pump out 50 percent MORE water to move coal through a pipeline in the desert. LISTEN (7 min)
Designer Kimberly Rider, author of The -just released- Healthy Home Workbook explains how to green your home and your daily life and Frances Goldberg shares her comments as an enthusiastic reader. LISTEN (12 min)
Sharon Buccino, NRDC's Land Program Director talks about Gale Norton's legacy and what can be expected from Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne:
"Gale Norton is
responsible for the destruction of public wildlands and key wildlife
habitat. Her goal was to give away as many of our publicly owned
resources as she could to the energy, timber and mining industries, and
by that measure, she was very successful. But the Interior Department's
job also is to protect our land, protect our drinking water sources,
and protect the wildlife that makes that land home. She never took that
part of her responsibility seriously.
Ms. Norton said
she now is setting her sights on 'the private sector.' Unfortunately,
her record suggests she has been working for private special interests
all along." As for Dirk, "His abysmal environmental record as a senator and a governor speaks for itself. Dirk Kempthorne is Gale Norton in pants." LISTEN (7 min)