Claim: EPA trying to limit Navajo compensation for toxic spill
The Navajo Nation is accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of trying to get its members to waive their rights to compensation from a multi-state toxic spill that the agency says it caused.
The accusations came after Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye advised the tribal government's justice department to ready for legal action against the EPA for the catastrophic spill.
"The federal government is asking our people to waive their future rights because they know without the waiver they will be paying millions to our people," said Begaye in a press release. "This is simple; the feds are protecting themselves at the expense of the Navajo people and it is outrageous."