New Mexico mine officials, employees welcome new locomotives
August 27, 2017
Nenahnezad, N.M. (AP) — Employees at a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico celebrated the arrival of two new locomotives that will help transport coal to the nearby Four Corners Power Plant.
Navajo Nation Council Speaker LoRenzo Bates touted the $5 million investment as assurance of the mine's continued operation.
"You made a considerable investment in the Navajo people with those two engines. But the investment is for a purpose. It's for that stability that we see," Bates said.
But he also acknowledged the challenges the coal industry faces from environmental regulations and renewable...