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Navajo President Shelly talks carbon sequestration, gasification, restarting Desert Rock

Here at Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources Energy Summit at Twin Arrows Casino & Resort. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly is speaking. We are being told not to burn coal. so maybe we should export coal. china and even russia came over. we’ve done international trade with NAPI. We were told not to sell […]

Permanent extension of Indian Coal Production Tax Credit moves to Navajo Council

Navajo Council Naabik’iyati Committee, without debates, votes 10 in favor, 2 opposed, on LEGISLATION 0246-13: confirming Beverly Becenti-Pigman to Navajo Nation Human Rights Research Review Board. Committee now on LEGISLATION 0090-14, supporting the Navajo Nation’s and Crow Tribe’s combined and collaborative efforts to energy, supporting the U.S. Congress’s permanent extension of the Indian Coal Production […]

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 […]

Shiprock debating Authorizing Chili Yazzie to file injunction against BHP coal mine purchase

Still here at Shiprock, NM, chapter meeting… SHIPROCK CHAPTER PRESIDENT DUANE “CHILI” YAZZIE And now we need to address and vote on resolution that authorizes “Duane H. Yazzie to file a petition for injunction on the Navajo Nation purchase of the BHP mine in Shiprock District Court.” Here is an example, if your car stall […]

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 […]

The Navajo People now own a coal mine

BHP Billiton announced, “Navajo mine sale completed” Dec. 30, 2013, in a one-page press release that BHP emailed out late this afternoon. New Mexico BHP Coal President Pat Risner stated in his press release, “BHP Billiton is pleased that the Four Corners Power Plant owners, the Navajo Nation and NTEC have agreed to move forward […]

Navajo Council voting on Legislation 0367-13

HERE AT NAVAJO CONCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE ONLY ITEM IS LEGISLATION 0367-13. DELEGATE LORENZO CURLEY This is also an amendment to an amendment which is against our rules. DELEGATE DAMON II I’m not politicking and I want that on record. DELEGATE MEL BEGAY I raised this question when amendment proposed by Delegate Begaye about why […]

Navajo Attorney General Tsosie biased

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL SPECIAL SESSION WHERE THERE IS A MANEUVER BY DELEGATE CHARLES DAMON II TO REMOVE AN AMENDMENT BY DELEGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE THAT WOULD HAVE THE COUNCIL FOLLOW NAVAJO LAW THAT MANDATES THE COUNCIL TO WAIVE TRIBAL SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY WITH A SUPER MAJORITY VOTE. DELEGATE BEGAYE MADE THE AMENDMENT ON DEC. 23, 2013, […]

Too many unanswered questions

HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL WORK SESSION ON LEGISLATON 0367-13 RELATED TO TRIBAL GOVERNMENT TAKE OVER OF BHP COAL MINING OPERATIONS VIA NAVAJO TRANSITIONAL ENERGY COMPANY. DELEGATE DUANE TSINGINE This is a huge venture and I wish the future council had made trail for us but that didn’t happen. So it is time for us to […]