Navajo Generating Station

"Black Mesa Area Near Kayenta, Arizona" by Ken Lund is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

“Water Is Life:” Navajo Nation Fights Serial Entrepreneur’s Hydropower Plant

The Black Mesa Pumped Storage Project (BMPSP) has been proposed by Nature & People First as an answer to the closure of the Navajo Generating Station. Navajo Nation environmentalists aren’t so quick to swap one huge construction project for another and are opposing a massive hydropower project they claim will … [continued]

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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

The Navajo Generating Station, a coal-burning power plant, has closed its doors for good. It was run for 45 years in Arizona and was the largest coal plant in the West. Its closure will most likely affect the entire region. USA Today reports that the mine that supplied the plant with coal has also closed — it closed back in August.

Navajo Coal Company Drops Bid To Buy Navajo Generating Station & Kayenta Coal Mine As…

On Thursday, March 21, the Naa’bik’iyati’ Committee (Committee of the Whole) of the Navajo Council voted down a resolution to support Navajo Transitional Energy Co.’s proposal to buy and operate Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Energy’s Kayenta coal mine, which supplies the power plant with fuel. The 11–9 defeat of the resolution led today to an announcement by NTEC that it was dropping its bid to buy the plant and mine.

Navajo Group Travels To NYC To Protest Private Equity Firm Takeover Of Largest Coal Plant…

CleanTechnica received the following email press release from Refugio Mata yesterday morning. In the afternoon, I had the fortune of speaking to Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director of the Navajo environmental group To Nizhoni Ani. Nicole says the coal plant they are protesting has led to air and water pollution as well as health consequences for her neighbors.