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Navajo Generating Station buyers lose interest

Upon Middle River Power Announcement, Navajo Community Calls to Redouble Efforts to Transition to Renewable Energy As Middle River Power backs away from efforts to purchase Navajo Generating Station, local Navajo community leaders issued the following statement reacting to the news: “Based on economics alone, this plant was never going to make it past 2019. […]

Navajo Council Budget & Finance meeting on Carbon Credits

Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources Director Bidtah Becker is scheduled to present a verbal report to the Navajo Nation Council Budget and Finance Committee Wednesday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at the Amerind Conference Room, Amerind Risk, 502 Salt Cedar Ct, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Becker, who is a political appointee of Navajo […]

Council on bill to take over federal coal responsibilities

IT’S DAY 3, JAN. 24, WEDNESDAY, OF NAVAJO COUNCIL WINTER SESSION AND COUNCIL ON SECOND BILL. LEGISLATION 0348-17: An Act Relating to Law and Order, Resources and Development, and Naabik’fyati’ Committees and Navajo Nation Council; Asserting Sovereignty and taking over Primary Regulatory Authority from the Federal Government, Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement over […]

Delegate Tso: No vote means you don’t support jobs

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE DWIGHT WITHERSPOON says unions, workers, coalition don’t need 0006-17 to lobby to keep NGS and Peabody coal mine operating past 2019. I cannot give blanket support. And […]

Delegate Tsosie: Navajo environmentalists closed NGS

NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE IS BACK TO DEBATE ON MAIN LEGISLATION 0006-17, WHICH IS TO SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS AND PEABODY KAYENTA MINE OPERATING PAST 2019. DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY questions Peabody Coal representative about why Peabody Coal charges Navajo people for coal when coal belongs to Navajo people. People are questioning why Navajo […]

Amendment to NGS bill fails

DELEGATE KEE ALLEN BEGAY says group of UMWA and NGS representatives need to keep bill simple. Keep simple. Keep legislation as is, no amendments. DELGATE LEONARD TSOSIE says by simplifying amendment and not naming all these groups then not limit other that want to join coalition, such as Page business people. My understanding is you […]

Delegate Pete: Keeping NGS operating means free coal

DELEGATE LEONARD PETE says too expensive to keep NGS open. NGS owners told Navajo that it would be cheaper to construct three power plants in Phx. they are looking for cheaper way to generate power. if unions and coalition want to keep operating then have to sell coal as cheap as possible, and maybe be […]

Unions want Navajo Nation take leadership role in keep NGS & coal mine operating

NAABI DEBATING 0006-17, COMMUNICATE WITH UNIONS TO KEEP NGS OPERATING PAST 2019 NAVAJO COUNCIL DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE advising the withdrawal of proposed amendment for UMWA AND IBEW to join Coaliton because Coalition has not been born yet. Withdraw amendment and amend main bill to state that support groups that support keeping NGS and Kayenta coal […]

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati debating bill to keep NGS operating past 2019

Navajo Council Otto Tso said NGS and Peabody Kayenta Mine generated $60M for Navajo government revenues. If lose NGS and mine it will have a huge financial impact on tribal government. There’s an amendment I was asked to sponosor. Amendment to Whereas Section: UMWA and IBEW asked to join coalition to keep NGS and Kayenta […]

Carbon sequestration legislation on Resources & Development Jan. 17 agenda

Legislation 0017-18: An Action Relating To Resources and Development Committee; Directing the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources and Departments to Review and Analyze Carbon Sequestration Models Through the Native American Venture Fund and Report to the Resources and Development Committee, which is sponsored by Navajo Nation Council Delegate Seth Damon, is on the proposed […]