Navajos Launch Direct Action Against Big Coal

Posted: June 29, 2013 by earthfirstdurango in Uncategorized

Earth First! Newswire

by Sarah Lazare / Common Dreams

 

Navajo Nation members launched a creative direct action Tuesday to protest the massive coal-fueled power plant that cuts through their Scottsdale, Arizona land.

After a winding march, approximately 60 demonstrators used a massive solar-powered truck to pump water from the critical Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal into barrels for delivery to the reservation.

Flanked by supporters from across the United States, tribe members created a living example of what a Navajo-led transition away from coal toward solar power in the region could look like.  

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