Navajo Nation Council approves energy policy

October 23, 2013 • State News

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has approved a new tribal energy policy supported by tribal President Ben Shelly.

The [auth] Daily Times ( reports that the policy was sent to Shelly for his consideration on a 13-6 vote by the council on Tuesday, the second day of the council’s fall session.

Shelly has 10 days to act on the measure.

He says the tribe must both proceed with purchasing a coal mine while also moving forward with renewable energy sources.

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