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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 →

Coalition Formed to Combat Proposed EPA Regulations

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A group of Arizona business leaders and politicians announced that they have created a coalition to address proposed regulations on the Navajo Generating Station. The Arizona Coalition for Water, Energy and Jobs said in a press conference on Tuesday that regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, if implemented, will have an adverse effect… Read More →

Navajo Generating Station worth Billions to Navajo Nation

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The Navajo Generating Station in northern Arizona will help contribute nearly $13 billion to the Navajo economy and help support thousands of jobs from 2020 through 2044 – if agreements can be reached to keep the plant operating beyond 2019 – according to a study prepared for the Navajo Nation and Salt River Project by… Read More →

State challenges pollution control upgrades

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The Arizona Corporation Commission is criticizing recent actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the state’s power plants. The commission voted Tuesday to file an amicus brief in federal appeals court supporting the state’s challenge to pollution control upgrades at three coal-fired power plants. The EPA partially approved Arizona’s air quality plan… Read More →

SRP Buys RECs From Navajo Tribal Utility Authority For Solar Investments

Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Solar Investments

In an effort to support solar for more residents of the Navajo Nation, Salt River Project has agreed to purchase solar photovoltaic Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA), an enterprise of the Navajo Nation. The $220,000, five-year purchase agreement will be used to acquire additional off-grid systems for tribal residents.… Read More →