Pueblo promises lawsuit against mine
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JUNE 25, 2001

At a public hearing in New Mexico, Zuni Pueblo Governor Malcolm Bowekaty said his tribe will file a lawsuit if the state approves a permit for a coal mine near a sacred lake.

Hydrologists hired by the tribe and for the Bureau of Indian Affairs say the 18,000-acre mine will disrupt the lake. Salt River Project, an Arizona company behind the mine, claims otherwise.

The company wants to mine the coal for consumers in Phoenix.

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