February 20, 2018
A 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine in Colorado caused the Animas River to flow yellow with wastewater. (Stock photo)
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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez are denouncing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing failure to compensate farmers and ranchers whose livelihoods were devastated by the 2015 spill at Gold King Mine.
On Feb. 12, the Navajo Nation won a victory in its fight for fair compensation for the harm caused by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its contractors from the Gold King Mine spill of August 2015.