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Obama orders speedy review of Navajo Nation water pipeline
Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011
President Barack Obama
Navajo Gallup Water Supply Project
in New Mexico on his list of 14 infrastructure projects to be expedited through the federal government.
The pipeline is part of a settlement with the
. It will supply water to about 250,000 people in communities on and off the reservation.
'This project will build two water treatment plants and deliver water through approximately 280 miles of pipeline, 24 pumping plants, and numerous water regulation and storage facilities bringing a clean and sustainable water supply to the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico," the White House said in a
Construction has yet to begin. But expediting the process will help the
Bureau of Reclamation
acquire land for the 280-mile pipeline.
Obama signed the water rights settlement into law in 2009.
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(The Farmington Daily Times 10/13)
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