Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is visited the Navajo Nation on Tuesday to see the impact of a mine waste spill on Navajo farms. Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of mine waste into the Animas and San Juan rivers.
The Navajo president has requested help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist his nation’s recovery from last month’s mine spill into a major waterway. The tribe is also preparing to sue the federal government over the disaster.
The way groundwater is regulated in parts of rural Arizona could soon change. As the water table around Willcox continues to drop, the people there who depend on that resource are looking to the Legislature for help.