January 16, 2007

Desert Rock Blockade

Burnham, New Mexico is ground zero for the proposed Desert Rock coal burning power plant development by Sithe Global and the Dine Power Authority. The development threatens the way of life of Navajo (Dine) families who have been living on the land harmony for generations. Navajo families BLOCKADED the road to the site and STOPPED production of a coal burning power plant. The elders and supporters continue to hold vigil at the sight despite the bitter cold and a short supply of resources. However, the resolve of the elders is strong and cannot be defeated.