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The Navajo Mine in northwest New Mexico, a surface coal mine in the San Juan Basin of northwest New Mexico, part of the Greater Chaco Landscape. Photo/Indian Country Today Media Network

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Environmental groups lose appeal, Navajo Mine to resume operations

FARMINGTON, N.M. - The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated and dismissed March 30, an earlier court ruling that halted operations from Area IV on Navajo Mine last year, costing the Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC) and the Navajo Nation approximately $2 million.