Tribes form Coalition to Save Sacred Lake

December 1, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On Saturday December 1, 2001, The New York Times reported that "environmental groups and Indian tribes... formed the Zuni Salt Lake Coalition... to fight a utility company's plan to strip mine coal in Western New Mexico... Tribal members say the 18,000 acre area is sacred, especially the Zuni Salt Lake, where salt is extracted for religious ceremonies."