Thank you for visiting. My thoughts & Feelings are my Own.

Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.

Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.

Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.

For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.

"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.

Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls

God Bless the Republic of America!

We have Got To Stand Up!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Adverse effects of Gold King Mine spill still impacting Navajo nation - Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye




Adverse effects of Gold King Mine spill still impacting Navajo nation

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Seven months ago the United States Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive release of toxic contaminants from the Gold King Mine into the San Juan River, poisoning hundreds of miles of river that flows through the Navajo Nation. The Obama Administration has done little to address the harms caused to the Navajo people.
The importance of the San Juan River to the Navajo cannot be understated.  It is a source of economic prosperity for our people but it is also one of the four sacred rivers for the Navajo.
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More Photos of Results of EPA Poisoning San Juan River    (click on this link for many photos.)
 
 
The images of our river turning yellow are burned into our collective memory.  For weeks we could not access the river, drink from it, use it for our cattle, or rely on it to feed our crops.  An unprecedented 880,000 pounds of metals were released into the waterways.  And toxic metals still flow into the Navajo Nation from the mines in the Upper Animas.  Seven months after this devastating tragedy, our river remains toxic, and the Navajo people’s pleas continue to be ignored.The EPA has not paid the Navajo Nation or individual Navajo people a single dollar to address the harms caused by the poisoning of the San Juan River.  When the Navajo Nation submitted its expenses to the EPA, pleading for recovery, the agency responded with criticism, skepticism, and an insulting offer to pay a miniscule percentage of the costs.
Costs from the spill are mounting.  Contamination of the San Juan River takes a profound economic, cultural, and spiritual toll on our people whose daily lives are intricately bound up with the River.  The Navajo people already face a daunting unemployment rate of 42%.  Farming and ranching are critical means of survival and supporting a family.  Yet our subsistence farmers and ranchers watched their crops die and relocated their livestock away from the River at great expense.  These families lost crucial income and are still suffering.  The loss of a growing season’s worth of corn pollen has interrupted ceremonial practices that bind Navajo families together and keep our traditional way of life intact.
The effects of this disaster will ripple through our communities for years.  We have already seen an increase in the number of suicides in the Nation since the toxic spill. The heavy metals released during the Gold King Mine Spill remain at the bottom of our River; they have not been removed.  There is a constant fear and threat of exposure to our wildlife, our livestock, and our children.  While longer-term health and environmental impacts from the spill are unknown, we know that dangerous metals like the lead and arsenic released in the spill persist in the environment for years.
EPA Administrator McCarthy promised Congress the EPA would work with the Navajo to quickly compensate victims of the spill and accept responsibility for its conduct.  That has not happened.  The EPA has repeatedly pledged to the Navajo Nation and the Navajo people that it will work with us to ensure fair and effective compensation.  Yet every request we’ve made has been met with resistance, delay, and counter-demands. The White House has also been silent, with the president seemingly ignoring calls to assist our people.
Report after report has concluded that the EPA made critical errors in its work at the Gold King Mine, triggering an otherwise avoidable blowout.  There is no doubt the EPA is among the responsible parties.  The EPA should immediately repair the damage it caused, ensure such damage does not happen again, and it should pledge to compensate for both known and unknown harms.  It is the only way the Navajo people can hope to recover from this disaster.
Our hearts go out to the sufferers of the Flint water crisis. We understand what it’s like to face an uncertain future caused by those we expect to protect us.  Congress must consider a similar relief fund for the Navajo who have suffered greatly.  Our people deserve compensation now.  Our people deserve to know that the EPA will address the toxic sludge that is in the River.  And our people deserve to know that the dangerous conditions in the mines will be addressed once and for all. The time has long passed for the EPA to make whole the Navajo Nation and all others so devastatingly impacted by the Gold King Mine spill.

Begaye is President of the Navajo Nation.


Thoughts on the Federal Caused Tragedy, If a NON Government person did this they (EPA USFS BLM) would be demanding millions of billions in Fines, up to life in prison for the perpetrators  of this man caused tragedy. EPA was warned by locals and ignored them, this was preventable.

Was this done on purpose to harm more western ranchers/farmers/Native Americans and USA Citizens who's lives are tied to the waters of the San Juan River?

Why is the EPA ignoring and acting more like a communist china politburo agency (shift blame to others, no accountability, no sign of helping those they harmed)  than an American common sense agency who will protect its citizens?

Why the delay on assistance?

Remember Hurricane Katrina? and these same political and bureaucracy  demanded up to impeachment of then Pres. Bush for not acting fast enough to assist the people from a natural disaster, yet we see the Obama Administration doing all they can to ignore and it would seem prevent assistance to the people for purposefully poisoning a main water source in the states of Colorado and New Mexico that effect millions of people.
 
Why the double standard? Why the Delay and Refusal to assist as the people continue to suffer financially, physically, and economically?