April 28, 2009

Mt. Taylor among endangered places

Sacred site on list of most endangered placesThe National Trust for Historic Preservation says Mount Taylor, a sacred site in New Mexico, is one of the nation's 11 most endangered places.

Acoma Pueblo, Laguna Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe are seeking to protect Mount Taylor from uranium mining. The tribes have run into opposition from officials and residents in Cibola County.

The New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee voted to place Mount Taylor on Register of Cultural Properties on a temporary basis. The designation protects the site from development but it will expire in June without further action.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Rancheria Among Endangered Places.

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