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Navajo Coal Plant Powers Down

November 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

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 Navajo Council Signals It’s Time For Tribe’s Move To Clean Energy

March 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

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


Shift In Navajo Country As Coal Plant That Navajo Community Doesn’t Want Is Dropped

September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

“Now that Middle River Power has withdrawn its intention to purchase the Navajo Generating Station, all attention should now be directed toward developing new economic opportunities that will support the plant workers, the mine workers, and the Tribes that had grown overly dependent on coal revenue,” said Percy Deal, local Navajo Nation resident


Navajo Group Travels To NYC To Protest Private Equity Firm Takeover Of Largest Coal Plant In Western US

September 11th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

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


Clean Energy = More Jobs

May 21st, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

In our continued efforts to support Nancy LaPlaca’s run for a position on the Arizona Corporation Commission (while also spreading good and important information), [&hellip



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