Navajo Environmental Protection Director Steven Etcitty tells Resources and Development Committee that NEPA opposes proposed federal coal tax at the Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz., on April 15, 2014. On Etcitty’s right sides are Navajo Justice Department attorney Toni Flora and Office of the Speaker Energy Advisor Anthony Peterman. Photo by Marley Shebala.
HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WHERE DEBATING LEGISLATION 0090-14
: SUpporting the Navajo Nation’s and the Crow Tribe’s Combined and Collaborative Efforts in Energy; Supporting the U.S. Congress’ Permanent Extension of the Indian Coal Production Tax Credit; and Opposing the U.S.’ Proposed Carbon Tax, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Electric Generating Unit New Source Performance Standards for Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Their Applicability to Indian Lands and Indian Economic Instrumentalities
NAVAJO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DIRECTOR STEVEN ETCITTY
we support amendments sponsored by RDC Chairperson Roscoe Smith and we are putting comments to US Environmental Protection Agency aside.
use coal resources and benefit in the way of a program from Dept of Interior that we will continue to move forward in collaboration with Crown Tribe on Indian Coal Tax Credit.
RDC MEMBER DELEGATE GEORGE APACHITO
Please read amendments into records.
vote on amendments, 3 in favor, 0 opposed
vote on legislation 0090-14
3 in favor, 0 opposed
RDC members Delegates Roscoe Smith, George Apachito, and Leonard Pete
Legislation 0090-14 now goes to Naabik’iyati Committee for final approval. Naabi is meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Navajo Council chabmer in Window Rock, Ariz.