No, assistance to US tribal nations isn’t foreign aid
Renewable energy and the transition away from fossil fuels is a key issue for the Arizona Corporation Commission. In a recent debate, Republican candidate Nick Myers said that neither the state or utility rate-payers should compensate the Navajo Nation for the closing of a large coal-fired power plant near Page, Arizona.
"It’s not the job of the rate-payers in Arizona to get into foreign aid," Myers said in the Sept. 12 debate on Arizona PBS. "If you’re talking about tribal lands, foreign aid comes under the federal government."
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