|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||5 Mar 2005 02:02:44 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Shoshone sue against Yucca Mountain (NV) dump|
Tribe files federal lawsuit against Yucca Mountain nuclear dump By KEN RITTER ASSOCIATED PRESS 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. ... For the entire article, see http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/nevada/2005/mar/04/030410412.html -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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