Navajo Nation water rights settlement in Congress
A bill to settle the water rights of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico has been introduced in the 111th Congress.

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico) introduced the settlement as part of a larger package of water and environmental bills. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) included the deal in a massive public lands package.

The settlement resolves the tribe's claims to the San Juan River. It authorizes a major pipeline that will serve the reservation and the city of Gallup.

Get the Story:
Water flow a reality? (The Gallup Independent 2/16)

Get the Bill:
H.R.925 | S.22