Posted at: 10/22/2012 8:49 AM
Updated at: 10/22/2012 8:56 AM
By: The Associated Press
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Sandia National Laboratories extended an agreement with the Navajo Nation to provide technical assistance as the tribe develops its energy resources.
The Farmington Daily Times reports that the agreement announced Friday extends the cooperative relationship between the federal lab and the tribe another five years.
The agreement comes as the tribe is forging an energy policy to take advantage of the coal, natural gas, wind and solar resources on Navajo land.
The tribe has rich energy resources. Navajo Mine provides coal to the adjacent Four Corners Power Plant west of Farmington.
The Navajo Nation also boasts some natural gas reserves and has strong potential for solar and wind development.
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