Upper Fruitland Chapter OKs Navajo Mine purchase

Posted at: 09/22/2013 11:23 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Upper Fruitland Chapter OKs Navajo Mine purchase
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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Navajo Upper Fruitland Chapter members have passed a resolution in support of the Navajo Nation purchasing Navajo Mine.
The Daily Times reports  that residents at a chapter meeting last week voted in favor of supporting the Navajo Transitional Energy Company LLC becoming owners of the mine.
The tribe is continuing to examine whether or not to purchase the mine, which supplies coal to the Four Corners Power Plant via its owners, BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal.

The mine is located about 19 miles southwest of Farmington in Fruitland.
So far, Upper Fruitland is the only chapter near the mine's operation to issue a resolution voicing an opinion on the matter.

The mine has operations within the chapter boundaries.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com