Navajo Nation will develop wind-power project
Today we present the good, the bad, and the ugly of energy sources on Navajo land. The good: The Navajo Nation has formed a joint venture with Boston-based Citizens Energy Corp for a wind-power project on its vast Western reservation. The bad: The tribe continues to try to push through a controversial coal plant as well, and recently sued the U.S. EPA for not yet issuing an air permit. The ugly: Energy companies have renewed interest in large deposits of uranium on Navajo land; the tribe banned uranium mining in 2005 after decades of compromised health and safety.