New Mexico panel votes to protect sacred site
The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee voted unanimously to sacred Mount Taylor on the Register of Cultural Properties.

Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe sought the designation to protect the site from uranium development. "It's a historic day for all of us, all the five nominating tribes. We're very ecstatic and very grateful," Laguna Pueblo Gov. John Antonio Sr. told the Associated Press.

The designation applies to about 344,000 acres. It excludes private property.

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