Locke, Katherine (April 30, 2013) Navajo Nation Council Holds off on Approving Navajo Generating Station Lease. Navajo-Hopi Observer. Retrieved May 6, 2013 from

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation Council tabled a decision until Monday on a Navajo Generating Station (NGS) lease extension, citing concerns about the federal government’s role, water use, pollution and the make-up of the negotiating team.

Erny Zah, director of communications for the Navajo Nation, said the lease extension has been negotiated for the past two and a half years and the idea that the council wasn’t involved is not true.

“The negotiating team had update meetings for council and other leaders to let them know where negotiations were going and where they were at and where do we go from here,” Zah said. “A few of the delegates took that opportunity to voice their opinion and did help guide the negotiating team to some areas that would hopefully be satisfactory to what the council people were wanting.”

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