Begaye to sue Gold King Mine and EPA
As Navajo Nation police and tribal officials went up and down the San Juan River shore Saturday warning community members of contaminated water from the Gold King Mine, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye was making plans for a clean-up as well as possible lawsuits against the mine and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says the tribe is going to sue Gold King Mine and the EPA during a community meeting at the Shiprock Chapter House Saturday evening in Shiprock. “”Looks like we are going to be suing somebody because this is going to come down to Navajo Nation water. I did a directive, we are gonna sue the mine and also EPA,” Begaye said. (Times photo – Donovan Quintero)
“We are going to be suing for millions- billions of dollars,” Begaye said.
Begaye and Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez met with between 150 and 200 community members about 5:30 p.m. Saturday to give them an update on the situation.