Naabi continues debating proposed Energy Policy after tabling motion fails because Speaker Pro Temp Mel Begay ruled that Energy Policy would continue to Council even if Naabi tabled.
DELEGATE LORENZO BATES
only way, tribe can tell federal government to go away is to own project 100 percent.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
how do change in law start? As long as impose upon selves what feds want, no changes to law. We tok oath to protect sovereignty of Navajo Nation. And why question.
Everybody talking about president shelly changing position on feral horse roundup. nation looks weak and won’t be taken seriously.
DELEGATE LEONARD PETE
How we come with own regulations when we can’t even solve feral horse problem and dog problem. Are we just kidding ourselves? If get into highway design and you can come up with standards that are equal or better, okay. But enforcement another matter.
10 in favor, 1 opposed
VOTE ON LEGISLATION AT 5:41 PM
8 IN FAVOR, 4 OPPOSED
There is a possibibility that the Energy Policy did not pass because Navajo law mandates that the quorum for Naabi be a minimum of two from each of four standing committees or 13 members. When the vote was taken, there were 12 delegates and no Law & Order Committee members. But if Speaker Naize is counted then Naabi has quorum of 13. And it appears that Vote on Energy Policy was legal because Naabi continues to meet.