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US tribal government eyes coal mine deal

Native American authorities' plan to buy mine from international energy company stirs controversy in Navajo Nation.

Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 13:59
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Native American authorities in the US are finalising a deal to buy a coal mine from an international energy company.

The tribal government sees it as an opportunity to bring in revenue for decades, but the plan is attracting controversy.

Al Jazeera's Casey Kauffman reports from the Navajo Nation.

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