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Navajo Generating Station Will Stay In Operation Through 2019

Daniel Schwen
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The Navajo Nation Council has approved a lease agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Arizona that would keep the coal-fired power plant operating through December 2019. Monday’s 18-4 vote came after eight hours of debate. The lease is reportedly for a term of 35 years and includes operating the power plant through 2019, retiring the site, and conducting long-term environmental monitoring.

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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