Tag Archives: Navajo Generating Station

Coal-fired furor: A power plant wins a lease extension amid a haze of controversy

After eight hours of debate, Navajo lawmakers approved a replacement lease permitting the controversial Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz., to continue operating until December 2019. In February, the Salt River Project, which operates the coal-fired power plant, and the … Continue reading

Published in July 2017 Tagged ,

The coal conundrum: The Navajo Nation weighs the cost of saving power-plant, mining jobs

Owners of the Navajo Generating Station announced in February that they intend to shutter the coal-fired energy plant in Page, Ariz., by December 2019, when their lease agreement with the Navajo Nation expires. The decision is purely economic, they explained. … Continue reading

Published in April 2017 Tagged

Debating a lease renewal for the Navajo Generating Station

The Navajo Nation Council has approved a controversial renewal to the tribe’s lease with the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz. – but with 15 caveats that could break the deal. Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly gave the thumbs-up to … Continue reading

Published in May 2013 Tagged