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EPA ruling may close Navajo Generating Station by 2044

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners… Read More →

Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit

The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an energy summit. The tribe’s Division of Natural Resources is sponsoring the summit to be held July 23-24 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff. Navajo President… Read More →

Navajo lawmakers examine energy bills

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by in Business News | Energy

A special session of the Navajo Nation Council focuses on one of the tribe’s most abundant natural resources — coal. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote on two energy-related bills Wednesday. One would invest money in a company the tribe formed to purchase a coal mine in northwestern New Mexico. The other updates the tribe’s energy… Read More →

EPA rule puts Arizona plants on track to upgrade

by in Business News | Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had outlined a final plan for upgrades at three Arizona coal-fired power plants. The agency on Friday followed through with a proposal to partially reject Arizona’s air quality plan. It came up with one of its own to control nitrogen oxide emissions that impair visibility at 18 national parks and… Read More →