Court Finds Navajos Were Underpaid for Land Use A federal court investigation finds that oil and gas companies paid Navajo Indians a fraction of what they paid private landowners for the right to build pipelines across their property. The findings come as part of a class-action lawsuit that accuses the Interior Department of mismanaging Native American lands. Hear Associated Press reporter Robert Gehrke.
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Court Finds Navajos Were Underpaid for Land Use

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Court Finds Navajos Were Underpaid for Land Use

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Court Finds Navajos Were Underpaid for Land Use

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A federal court investigation finds that oil and gas companies paid Navajo Indians a fraction of what they paid private landowners for the right to build pipelines across their property. The findings come as part of a class-action lawsuit that accuses the Interior Department of mismanaging Native American lands. Hear Associated Press reporter Robert Gehrke.