Navajo energy company invests in carbon capture technology

By Greg Hahne
Associated Press
Published: Monday, March 7, 2022 - 10:44am
Updated: Monday, March 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
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An energy company owned by the Navajo Nation is investing in ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Navajo Transitional Energy Company announced it is investing in Enchant Energy, a corporation that specializes in carbon capture at the San Juan Generating Station in New Mexico. 

The technology will capture carbon dioxide emissions and send it in a pipeline within New Mexico and to Texas to help with oil production.

Navajo environmental group Diné C.A.R.E. has expressed its concerns, arguing such projects have not been successful in the U.S.

NTEC claims it owns four coal mines producing 60 million tons a year, making it the third-largest coal producer in the U.S.

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