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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 […]

Navajo Nation legislation to keep NGS operating

LEGISLATION 0006-17: An Action Relating to Naabik’íyáti’ Committee; Supporting Communications with the Unions to Maintain the Operation of Navajo Generating Station Beyond 2019, which is sponsored by Navajo Council Delegates Nathaniel Brown and Steven Begay is on the proposed Jan. 17 AGENDA of the Navajo Nation Council Naabik’iyati Committee. I wrote this story for the […]

Navajo Generating Station legislation on Health, Education, & Human Services Committee agenda

Legislation for a replacement lease between the owners of Navajo Generating Station and the Navajo Nation goes before the Navajo Nation Council Health, Education and Human Services Committee Monday, June 5. According to the PROPOSED AGENDA of the Health, Education and Human Services, the committee is scheduled to meet in the Budget and Finance Committee […]

Navajo Council’s Resource & Development Committee talks water rights, decentralization, Five Year economic development plan

Here at the Navajo Nation Council Resources & Development Committee meeting at the Navajo Nation Council chambers in Window Rock, Ariz, where the RDC is currently listening to a Report from Navajo Division of Community Development Director Leonard Chee about the Decentralization Initiative/Administrative Service Offices. I finally got a strong enough WiFi signal. I think […]

Our Power Campaign » Black Mesa Water Coalition

Our Power Campaign » Black Mesa Water Coalition. Black Mesa is significant to the Navajo people for a number of reasons. Four sacred mountains located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado surround the traditional homeland of the Navajo people. Together these mountains form the boundaries of the Navajo people’s home and universe. Within these four […]