Sacred site on list of most endangered places
The National Trust for Historic Preservation says Mount Taylor, a sacred site in New Mexico, is one of the nation's 11 most endangered places.

Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe are seeking to protect Mount Taylor from uranium mining. The tribes have run into opposition from officials and residents in Cibola County.

The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee voted to place Mount Taylor on Register of Cultural Properties on a temporary basis. The designation protects the site from development but it will expire in June without further action.

The National Trust's list is being publicly released today.

Get the Story:
Preservation Group Lists 11 Sites in Need (The Washington Post 4/28)
Preservation Group Lists Most Endangered Places (The New York Times 4/28)

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