2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 5 Mar 2005 02:02:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Shoshone sue against Yucca Mountain (NV) dump
Tribe files federal lawsuit against Yucca Mountain nuclear dump

Las Vegas Sun
March 4, 2005

LAS VEGAS (AP) - An American Indian tribe filed a federal lawsuit
Friday, hoping to stop the government from building a national nuclear
waste dump in Nevada. 

Members of the Western Shoshone National Council cited reverence for the
land and a 19th century treaty with the federal government that they
said gives the tribe the right to stop the nuclear repository from being
built on ancestral land at Yucca Mountain. 

"Mother Earth is sacred to the Shoshone and is not to be hurt by us,"
Western Shoshone Chief Raymond Yowell said outside U.S. District Court
in Las Vegas, where the lawsuit and an injunction were filed. "That is
not negotiable." 

The lawsuit against the U.S. Energy and Interior departments cites the
Ruby Valley Treaty of 1863, which recognized vast stretches of territory
in present-day Nevada, California, Utah and Idaho as tribal land. 


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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