In March of 2009, the Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the“Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009". The Project is a major endeavor for northwestern New Mexico. In one sense,authorization of the project culminates years of work. In another sense, it means the beginning of many additional years of effort. There is much to be done to construct and carry the project forward to reality, including work for the federal government,the State of New Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and the city of Gallup. In view of the Project’s magnitude, this article reviews only its major aspects

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2007, updated 2014 by Pat Page. Contributors: Christopher Banet, Stefanie Beninato, Darcy S. Bushnell, Amy Haas, John Leeper, Pat Page, Arianne Singer, and Stephanie Tsosie.



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