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Navajo vice president meets with protesters

Outgoing Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. met with a group of tribal members who are protesting work at the site of a proposed power plant near Shiprock, New Mexico.

Dayish said he wanted to make sure the protesters, who have been camped out for two nights in the cold, are warm and safe. He also wants to get their issues heard before the tribe and Sithe Global, the company behind the $2.5 billion Desert Rock Power Plant.

The Dine Power Authority also met with the protesters. Another meeting is planned today, with hopes of getting Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. to come to the site of the 1,500-megawatt coal-fired power plant.

Shirley won re-election last month but did not choose Dayish as his running mate.

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Dayish, Dine Power meet with Navajos on power plant conflict (The Farmington Daily Times 12/15)

Relevant Links:
Desert Rock Clean Air Act Proposed PSD Permit -
Desert Rock Energy Project -
Din Citizens Against Ruining our Environment -

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