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  • Court rules that coal mine owned by Navajo government is immune from suits

    Miranda Faulkner, Cronkite News|Updated Aug 20, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C.-A federal appeals court said environmental groups cannot sue to block expansion of a coal mine owned by the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. (NTEC), because it is an arm of the Navajo government and thus immune from civil suits. The Monday ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's dismissal of the suit by several environmental groups, on and off the Navajo Nation. The courts said NTEC has to be part of any...

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