Navajo Nation Council opens another session

The Navajo Nation Council opened its summer session on Monday, hearing from Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and encountering a protest from tribal members who oppose a power plant on the reservation.

Shirley gave the State of the Navajo Nation in the morning. He urged the passage of a law to overhaul the tribe's education, The Farmington Daily Times reported.

As the session began, tribal members voiced their objections to a $2 billion coal-fired power plant. The Dooda Desert Rock Power Plant Committee says the plant will harm the environment.

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Nation president gives opening address (The Farmington Daily Times 7/19)
Anti-plant rally continues on first day of Navajo council meetings (The Farmington Daily Times 7/19)
Funds may not be available for proposals (The Farmington Daily Times 7/19)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation Council -
Din� Citizens Against Ruining our Environment -

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