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Navajo energy company invests in carbon capture technology

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.

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.