Navajo lawmakers table rights-of-way measure

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) – The Navajo Nation Council has decided to put off a vote on right-of-way easements for a proposed coal-fired power plant on the reservation.

Council spokesman Joshua Lavar Butler says tribal lawmakers voted 66-6 Tuesday to table the measure until the summer session to allow communities in the area of the proposed Desert Rock Energy Facility to comment.

The right-of-way measure is just one of a handful of things the tribe has to sign off on before construction can begin on the $3 billion, 1,500-megawatt plant south of Farmington, N.M.

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