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Navajo Nation president urged to reject lease for power plant
Posted: Friday, February 25, 2011
President Ben Shelly is being urged by a former rival to veto a lease for a coal-fired power plant on the New Mexico portion of the reservation.
Shelly, who took office in January, is considering a deal that would give the tribe $7 million a year for 25 years.
State Sen. Lynda Lovejoy
(D), who ran against Shelly, says the money isn't enough.
"We are all unaware of how they arrived at $7 million," Lovejoy said in a letter to Shelly, The Farmington Daily Times reported. "That just doesn't sound like a good business deal."
Shelly hasn't made a decision on the lease, which was approved by the
Navajo Nation Council
earlier this month.
Four Corners Power Plant
is located near Farmington.
Get the Story:
Legislator blasts power plant lease extension
(The Farmington Daily Times 2/25)
Navajo Nation Council backs lease extension for power plant
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