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Navajo Nation Moves Toward Replacement Lease for Navajo Generating Station

Alex Proimos
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The Navajo Nation is taking public comments and planning a work session on legislation regarding a replacement lease for the controversial Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona.

On Thursday, a legislative committee voted to table the measure, which would extend the operation of the coal-fired power plant through December 2019. The plant’s owners had hoped to begin decommissioning it earlier. The Navajo Speaker’s Office has tentatively set a work session with stakeholders for June 14th in Window Rock, Arizona.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
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