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Navajo Back Mine Owner In 9th Circ. Fight Over Coal Plant

Law360 (May 22, 2018, 4:22 PM EDT) -- The Navajo Nation says the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. should be able to advocate for the nation’s interests in a Ninth Circuit case hinging on sovereign immunity, as environmentalists challenge approval for a coal-fired power plant and a nearby mine on tribal land.

The Navajo Nation asked for permission on Friday to file an amicus brief that said the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity and others were wrong to assert that the NTEC, a Navajo corporation, can’t bring up the Nation’s sovereign interests on appeal...
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