NM Uranium Mining Case Appealed To High Court

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Environmental and Native American groups on Thursday launched a last-gasp effort to fight proposed in situ leach uranium mining in northwestern New Mexico that they allege will contaminate large areas of groundwater, including a primary drinking water source for 15,000 Navajos.

In a petition for a writ of certiorari, the Eastern Navajo Dine Against Uranium Mining, a Navajo community organization; the Southwest Research and Information Center, an environmental education organization; and two local ranchers, Grace Sam and Marilyn Morris, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn...
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