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 By Ruben Hernandez    News    December 11, 2012

An Energy Revolution on the Navajo Reservation

KAYENTA, Ariz. –When millions of residents in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Los Angeles flip a light or turn on a faucet, they’re likely unaware of the connection to the Black Mesa coal mine, located on the Navajo Reservation. It’s an exchange that has lit cities, irrigated surrounding farmland and, for the Navajo, brought with it a much-needed economic jolt. But growing environmental concerns now have many pushing for its end. Increasingly, residents say they are being made sick by the...