Daily Archives: October 8, 2013

Energy Policy moves to Naabi & then Council

Resources & Development Committee takes up proposed legislation for Energy Policy: NAVAJO DIVISION OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIRECTOR FRED WHITE Energy hub, energy distribution system to benefit families and neighbors cuz energy primary component of Divisoin of Natrual Resources. Project started spriog 2010. Took over June 2010 and wanted grass root attempt so more community baed […]

Budget & Finance Committee special meeting for $4.1 million for NTEC

I just spoke with Navajo Council Delegate LoRenzo Bates about $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company. Bates said that B&F is having a special meeting on 10-10-13 to address $4.1 million for NTEC. The B&F was not scheduled to meet this week. Bates said that the B&F would meet before the Naa’biki’yati’ Committee. And […]

$4.1 million for NTEC heading to Naabi?

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee continues debating $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company. Prime Sponsor is Delegate LoRenzo Bates and co-sponsor is RDC Vice Chairperson Roscoe Smith. DELEGATE LORENZO BATES Energy Policy would be required to determine how tribe would also use coal from BHP coal mine after tribe purchases. Coal would no […]

“We don’t operate with gun to head.”

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee continues debating $4.1 million and now the debate includes work session which would require Tabling $4.1 million. RDC MEMBER LEONARD TSOSIE We don’t operate with gun to head. I thought we were on same page. I don’t know where he is going to change. This is big investment and […]

“We cannot have president wobbling on this.”

Navajo council Resources & Development Committee continues debate over $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company: RDC MEMBER LEONARD TSOSIE What counting on was taxes and if BHP continues as owner for next three years then feds and state continue taxing and tribe won’t realize funds to buy coal mine. But that was explanation given. […]

RDC waives floor rules to go to $4.1 million for NTEC

Navajo Council’s Resources & Development heard all the reports and they have gone to proposed legislation for $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company. RDC MEMBER LEONARD TSOSIE There is an important item on agenda, NTEC. I’m asking RDC to waive floor rules and go to item (g) and for the record, I’m not dong […]

Navajo Council Resources & Development Committee started

The Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee has started. On their agenda is the $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company and the Energy Policy. Second revision of RDC proposed agenda, 10-8-13 https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7xhIWpNuJXiMG93MFAtZWp3a0E/edit?usp=sharing Navajo Council Delegate Dwight Witherspoon and former Council Delegate Percy Deal, who is the Hard Rock Chapter president, are making a […]

$4.1 million for NTEC added overnight to RDC agenda

Greetings Relatives/Frens, I received a text this morning from an environmental journalist that alerted me to a last minute revision to the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee agenda for today’s meeting at 10 am the Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz. The revised RDC agenda, which is the second revision, added Council Delegate […]

Navajo Nation Energy Policy & $4.1 million for NTEC

Greetings Relatives/Frens, On Oct. 8, the Navajo Nation Council’s Resources & Development Committee takes up the proposed Energy Policy that President Ben Shelly is using to coercise the Council into approving before he signs off on Council Delegate LoRenzo Bates’ proposed legislation for $1.4 m. for Navajo Transitional Energy Company, which the Council created to […]