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Viewpoint: Economic, social and environmental justice for Black Mesa

In 1970, a chain of dynamite exploded, ripping Black Mesa - a sacred homeland to Hopi people - apart. Deep-water wells were sunk into the earth. Hopi elders stood helplessly by as the world's largest strip-mining began. Their worst fears had become a reality. For 40 years, a span nearly equal to the time the Israelites spent wandering in the wilderness, grave injustices have persisted on Black Mesa, and there has been no calling to account.