The main source of water for many Hopi and Navajo in northeastern Arizona is the pristine Navajo aquifer beneath Black Mesa. Its water is so pure that you can drink it straight out of the ground.
But according to a new report by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the aquifer is in trouble.
Decades of pumping by coal mining giant Peabody Energy are taking a toll. And now Peabody wants to pump out 50 percent MORE water to move coal through a pipeline in the desert. LISTEN (7 min)