4/2/13 9:07 AMNavajo Mine: How the Council votedPage 2 of 3http://www.navajotimes.com/news/2013/0413/040113update.php
acquisition made to delegates but it failed with a vote 5 in favor and 15 opposed.Delegate Dwight Witherspoon (Forest Lake/Hardrock/Kíts'íílí/Piñon/Whippoorwill) motioned to havethe technical team include a health impact study on mining activity in the Four Corners area in theanalysis.That motion passed with a vote of 16 in favor and 3 opposed.Hours after the Council passed the bill, it was submitted to Shelly's office for consideration.The president has three issues he wants to see addressed, said Erny Zah, communications director forShelly, on Monday.Shelly wants to know how overhead costs would be paid for should the tribe take over, that nopoliticians be part of the management of the mine, and a plan to move toward clean coal, Zah said thenadded that Shelly has not taken action on the legislation.Under Navajo law, the president has up to ten days to veto or sign the bill into law or use his line-item veto authority.
How the Council voted
The official vote tally from the special session showed how each delegate voted on the legislation.Those listed as not voting include those who were absent.The following is a breakdown of the delegates' vote by name and chapters represented:
George Apachito (Alamo/Ramah/Tóhajiilee)LoRenzo Bates (Nenahnezad/Newcomb/San Juan/T'iistoh Sikaad/Tsé Daa K'aan/UpperFruitland)Joshua Lavar Butler (Tó Nanees Dizí)Charles Damon II (Bááháálí/Chichiltah/Manuelito/Rock Springs/Tsayatoh/Tsé Lichíí)Kenneth Maryboy (Aneth/Mexican Water/Red Mesa/Teec Nos Pos/Tólikan)Jonathan Nez (Navajo Mountain/Oljato/Shonto/Ts'ah bii Kin)
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