Water Rights

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The Hopi tribe in Arizona sits on top of an aquifer, with water so pure that it needs no treatment. The Hopi way of life depends on that water, but an energy company is currently draining the aquifer. On today’s Underreported feature, Vernon Masayesva, head of the Black Mesa Trust and former chairman of the Hopi tribe, and David Beckman, lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, fill us in on the situation.

» More on Black Mesa Trust
» More on the NRDC
» The official website of the Hopi tribe
» More on the Peabody Energy Company
» More on the Hopi tribe's "Hopi to Mexico Run," a long-distance running project to educate Native and non-Native peoples about the importance of water

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