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Navajo council vote on water deal said contentious


A contentious provision of the Navajo Nation's $900 million water settlement involves a pipeline to Gallup, New Mexico.

Some question why Gallup, an off reservation town that has not always welcomed Navajos, should benefit from the deal. A tribal hydrologist said opposition to the pipeline is greatest in Navajo communities near Gallup.

The Navajo Nation council will have to vote to accept the deal. Some delegates are still holding out, according to The New York Times.

The deal also requires Congressional approval. The pipeline would cost up to $600 million.

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Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org

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