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Federal Court Rejects Navajo Transitional Energy Company’s Plan to Expand Navajo Nation Coal Mine

Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine | Western Environmental Law Center. WESTERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER – U.S. District Judge John L. Kane held that the OSM environmental assessment approving the 2012 expansion violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by ignoring harms resulting from the mine expansion including toxic mercury pollution from […]

Navajo Nation coal gives life — and takes it, some say

Navajo Nation coal gives life — and takes it, some say. ARIZONA DAILY SUN reported, “Together, the facilities are the nation’s two largest plant emitters of nitrogen oxide, which can affect breathing in high concentrations, according to a study by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Scientists found the plants are at the threshold of the […]

Navajo Transitional Energy Company paying profits to BHP for $85 million loan

HERE AT NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY’S PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING AT NAVAJO NATION MUSEUM IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. What is cost of coal mine operating agreement? SAM WOODS Get back to you. we are in fourth month of operation. What is amount of BHP note (which is the loan that BHP made to NTEC for NTEC […]

Navajo government involvement needed for oil and gas drilling on Navajo Reservation

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL SPRING SESSION AT COUNCIL CHAMBER IN WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NAVAJO AREA BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS IS NOW GIVING THEIR REPORT. PRESENTERS ARE NAVAJO AREA BIA DIRECTOR SHARON PINTO AND EASTERN NAVAJO BIA AGENCY DIRECTOR LESTER TSOSIE. NAVAJO AREA BIA DIRECTOR SHARON PINTO There have been […]

In 30 years…

Here at Meeting of Dine’ Minds “Restoring Communication and Underestanding Within Our Nation.” DELEGATE LEONARD TSOSIE Name of game is shale oil and my communities are having to deal with it. And one thing for sure, none of you is jumping on horses. You’ll flip on your lights. You’ll use natural gas or electricity to […]

Big corporations have a lot of money for scholarships

HERE AT SHIPROCK CHAPTER… SHIPROCK COMMUNITY MEMBER FANNIE ETCITTY I remember when we, as children, wud be punished for speaking our language with lye soap put into our mouths. And as we talk about BHP, I ask where we will get scholarships for our students. BHP helped 40 of our students. Students are always asking […]

Shiprock Chapter supports Chili Yazzie for standing up for Shiprock & Navajo Reservation

HERE AT SHIPROCK CHAPTER SHIPROCK CHAPTER PREZ DUANE “CHILI” YAZZIE Agenda item 8-C: Request for Navajo Attorney General Harrison Tsosie for Opinion on Navajo Council Delegates charges with violations. Money is scary and overpowering. And when someone misuses funds, it’s going to be known and in the future you will be caught. I survived it […]

YouTube video: Shiprock, NM, Chapter Prez Duane “Chili” Yazzie challenges Navajo Council

Greetings Relatives/Frens/Humans, I produced a YouTube video on Navajo Nation Shiprock, N.M., Chapter President Duane “Chili” Yazzie challenging Speaker Johnny Naize and the Navajo Council during their Naa’bik’iyati Committee at the Navajo Council chamber in Window Rock, Ariz., on Dec. 27, 2013. In response, Speaker Naize and the Council called on the tribal police to […]

Resources & Development Committee passes Waiver for Coal mine buy

Vote is 2 in favor, 2 opposed so Resources & Development Committee Vice Chairperson Roscoe Smith says that this matter is very serious and needs to move forward to Naa’bik’iyati Committee and Council so vote yes. FINAL VOTE BY RDC IS 3 in favor, 2 opposed which means that Legislation 0367-13 moves forward to Budget […]

NTEC: “Clean” coal is categorized as a renewable

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 […]