Slick PR and Green Hoax Aim to Deceive Navajos on Their Water Rights

A new PR firm, and a slick green hoax, are aimed at the theft of Navajo water rights and keeping one of the nation’s dirtiest coal fired power plants polluting on Navajoland.

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Slick public relations campaigns are underway for the theft of Navajo water rights, and a green scheme, both designed to keep one of the nation’s dirtiest coal fired power plants operating on the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Water Commission has hired a public relations firm to try and sucker Navajos into giving up their water rights to the Little Colorado River. The firm Scutari and Cieslak was hired following the protests over the proposed water settlement.

The scheme is designed to give away Navajo water rights and continue to pour water into the coal fired power plant, the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz, one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the US. The scheme is also to provide water for non-Indians living luxury lifestyles in southern Arizona’s dry and thirsty desert cities.

The Navajo Generating Station is among the dirty coal fired power plants in the US responsible for the melting of the Arctic and global warming. Arctic villages are dropping into the sea and polar bears, walruses and other wildlife dying as their habitat vanishes.

This scam water rights deal was promoted by Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl, who apparently believed it would be as easy to dupe the public about this, as the so-called Navajo Hopi land dispute, which was actually devised to clear Navajos from their land for Peabody’s coal mining on Black Mesa, which feeds the Navajo Generating Station.

In other news of the public relations spin promoting the dirty industries on Navajoland, the Navajo Nation has engaged in a carbon market scam with SRP, the Salt River Project, which operates the dirty coal fired power plant Navajo Generating Station.

The carbon market schemes, and carbon credits, are scams which allow the world’s dirtiest polluters to keep on polluting. In this case, the Salt River Project will spend $220,000 buying renewable-energy credits. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is a player in this green scam.

Aside from the slick PR, and pretty green goals designed to dupe the public, the real purpose is to allow the dirty power plant Navajo Generating Station to continue operating on Navajoland.

Meanwhile, across the west, non-Indian attorneys are attempting to convince Indian Nations to enter into water rights settlements, to give away their water for the benefit of non-Indians and corporations. Non-Indian attorneys, often employed by the tribes, are attempting to deceive Indian Nations into giving up their expansive water rights for future generations. This means severing expansive rights under the Winter’s Doctrine.

Due to the collapse on the news industry, online aggregators of Indian news promote hoax news stories, further promoting the destruction of the land, the poisoning of the air and water, and assault on the human rights of the people.

Navajo Water Commission hires PR firm

http://navajotimes.com/news/2012/0612/061412pr.php

SRP will buy credits from the Navajo Nation:

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2012/06/13/20120613srp-will-buy-credits-navajo-nation.html

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Posted on June 15, 2012, in Ecological Struggles, Indigenous Struggles and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “The scheme is also to provide water for non-Indians living luxury lifestyles in southern Arizona’s dry and thirsty desert cities.”

    Another clear example of the resources of oppressed people and our shared future livelihood being mortgaged for the short term benefit of capital, settler labor aristocrats, and a few compradors.

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