Navajo proclamation points nation toward clean energy development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Farmington Daily Times:Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer signed a proclamation late today that calls on the tribe to pursue renewable energy projects.The proclamation – named the Navajo Háyoołkááł Proclamation – calls for a diverse energy portfolio and job creation from projects that focus on clean energy development.It also calls for restoring land and water impacted by uranium and coal mining, developing off-grid solar-generated electricity for homes, and building utility scale renewable energy projects that supply tribal and state lands.Among the utility scale projects mentioned during the signing ceremony is a proposed solar farm situated on Paragon Ranch, a 22,000-acre parcel located south of Farmington, or on land within Tsé Daa K’aan Chapter.The proposal is part of $2 million the tribe is seeking for renewable energy projects in the capital outlay bill that awaits Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s signature.Nez said the proclamation sends a message that the tribe is continuing to embrace change and wants to be the leader in renewable energy in Indian Country. The proclamation also supports amending the tribe’s energy policy from 2013 and creating an energy office to oversee energy projects and development.More: Proclamation supports renewable energy transition for Navajo Nation
Mable Martin Wall, age 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on 2/28/2017.She was born in Florence, KY on April 2, 1931 the daughter of Cecil and Jessie Martin and they preceded her in death. She married Russell E. Wall on November 9, 1951 and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was also preceded in death in 2010 by an infant great-grandson, M.J. Muniz.She is survived by three children and their spouses, David (Bonnie) Wall of Milan, Robin (Jon) Stegemiller of Cross Plains, and Christy (Casey) Speer of Camby along with 8 grandchildren (Aurora Doster, Paige Wall, Abigail Wojciechowski, Nichole Arthur, Augusta Muniz, Caleb Carlock, Lucas Wall, and Hannah Carlock) and 13 great-grandchildren. Other survivors are two brothers, Dr. Albert (Margery) Martin of Crittenden, KY and Dr. Cecil (Judy) Martin of Carrollton, KY along with several nieces and nephews.She was a devoted railroader’s wife and loving mother making Rexville her home for over 44 years. She and her husband owned and operated a mink ranch. They enjoyed training and showing their registered Tennessee Walking Horses. In later years, they loved mule-skinning with close friends, circling the upper peninsula of Michigan to the Land between the Lakes. She was an avid reader and loved to draw and sew.A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial at Tanglewood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Tanglewood Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.