Industry Wants New Pipeline on Navajo Land Scarred by Decades of Fossil Fuel Extraction

Dusk falls on the existing Southern Trails natural gas pipeline owned by the Navajo Nation as it passes through empty land west of Shiprock, New Mexico. Locals say someone showed up and put in the yellow markers a few months earlier.

This story was originally published by Capital & Main, and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate crisis. For the last several months, one of the nation’s largest pipeline operators has gone from one local government meeting on the Navajo Nation to another, outlining plans for […]