Navajo Council continues debating $4.1 million for Navajo Transitional Energy Company, which the Council created to negotiate purchase of BHP Billiton coal mine.
DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE
Strike section 6 from legislation.
(Section 6 deals with approving NTEC to go to Navajo Nation Investment Committee for approval of $36 million line of credit)
VOTE 15 in favor, 3 opposed
DELEGATE ELMER BEGAY
Where is language for assurance NTEC go into renewable energy. Language says NTEC go into “clean” coal fired power plants only.
NTEC BOARD PREZ STEVE GUNDERSON
Profits wud go to NTEC’s energy project. No less then 10 percent of NTEC annual funding into research such as solar, wind. Under renewables, cud categories clean coal but no where invest into current coal fired electricity generation.
NTEC BOARD ATTORNEY
When Four Corners Power Plant retrofits it’s stack, it becomes cleaner.