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COVID-19 Response from Native Tribes

COVID-19 Navajo Response

March 27, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales talks with President Jonathan Nez of the Navajo Nation and National Indian Health Board CEO Stacy Bohlen about tribes in New Mexico and across the country are dealing with scarce resources as they respond to novel coronavirus outbreaks on tribal lands. For more information, you can watch our full interviews with both President Nez and Stacy Bohlen, by clicking on the videos below. 

Guests:  

Jonathan Nez, Navajo Nation President 

Stacy Bohlen, CEO, National Indian Health Board 

 

For More Information: 

National Indian Health Board (NIHB)  

Official Site of the Navajo Nation 

Coronavirus Cases Spike In Navajo Nation, Where Water Service Is Often Scarce — NPR 

The US Has Neglected Indian Country for Years. Now Comes a Pandemic — Vice

The Line: Moving Away From Coal

1311 Moving Away From Coal

September 13, 2019 – What does life after coal look like in New Mexico? That’s the question many people are struggling with after the passing of the Energy Transition Act during last year’s legislative session. The legislation sets a goal of being 100% reliant on carbon-free electricity sources by the year 2045. The state’s largest power company, PNM, is on board with the plan, and now claims it can beat that goal by five years. Under the plan, PNM is also eligible to recoup all its costs for shutting down the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in 2022. That’s where the struggle begins, as Santa Fe New Mexican reporter Jens Erik Gould recently investigated. Host Gene Grant and The Line panelists explore some of the aspects of the state’s efforts are creating confusion, some dissent, and even a state Supreme Court argument.

Line Panelists:
Serge Martinez, UNM School of Law
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Giovanna Rossi, Collective Action Strategies
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

For Further Reading:
New Mexico’s ‘Mini’ Green New Deal, DissectedHigh Country News

As Plant Faces Closure, New Mexico City Weighs Bet on Clean Coal TechnologyElemental

PNM Gives a Peek at its Future Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico’s Energy ProfileU.S. Energy Information Administration