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Environmentalists Plan to Sue Feds for Approving Navajo Coal Mine Ops
Environmental groups are threatening to sue federal agencies over the feds’ recent approval of ongoing operations at the Navajo Mine, which supplies the notoriously polluting Four ...
Is the Navajo Mine a Viable Option? Growing Opposition Doesn’t Think So
Citing human and environmental health concerns and an uncertain future for fossil fuels, a growing group of Navajo citizens is calling on the Interior Department to reverse the tri...
Navajo Nation Is Coal Country as Mine Sale Finalized
The Navajo Nation is the new owner of the Navajo Mine, a decades-old coal operation south of Farmington, New Mexico. But not all tribal members are celebrating...
Navajo Nation Finalizes Sale of BHP Billiton Mine
The Navajo Nation has put the final touches on its purchase of the Navajo Mine from BHP Billiton Limited and is now the official owner, the tribe announced on December 31...
Diné CARE Opposing ‘Bad Business Decision’ That Is the Navajo Mine
As the Navajo Nation draws ever closer to the purchase of its first coal mine, a grassroots group is publicly blasting the terms of the deal...
Monster Slayers: Can the Navajo Nation Kick the Coal Habit?
“In the far back times of the Dine people, monsters roamed the lands. And in those times, there were great beings who were called upon to slay the monsters...
State of the Navajo Nation Report Earns Council Approval
On July 15, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and Vice President Rex Lee Jim jointly delivered the State of the Navajo Nation report to the Navajo Council during opening day of it...
Navajo Council Forms Liability Company to Buy Navajo Mine
The Navajo Nation Council has voted to form a limited liability company to buy the tribe’s first coal mine, taking the controversial idea one step further...
President Shelly Signs $2.3 Million Bill to Fund Continued Due Diligence Investigation into Coal Mine Acquisition
On April 3, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly signed legislation that allows $2.3 million from the Undesignated Unreserved Fund Balance to go towards the continuation of the due d...
Negotiations For Navajo Mine Will Continue Between Navajo Nation and BHP Billiton
Being the owners of a coal mine, is something Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly thinks would be not only beneficial but a good move for the tribe...