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Navajo Nation officials are pressing the Arizona legislature to take steps to prevent the Navajo Generating Station from closing next year. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, lawmakers are considering legislation that would do away with a tax on coal in hopes of attracting potential buyers.


(Ross D. Franklin | The Associated Press)

The Arizona Legislature is being asked to exempt coal used in a power plant on the Navajo Nation from the state’s sales tax as a way to help make the plant more attractive for potential buyers.

Mark Henle/The Arizona Republic

A coalition of groups is marching to the state Capitol on Tuesday to support extending the life of a coal-fired power plant near the Arizona-Utah border.

Janice and Nolan Braud/Alamy/High Country News

Sunday is the deadline for potential buyers of the Navajo Generating Station to show interest in the plant. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, without new ownership NGS will close at the end of 2019.


John Burcham/The New York Times

The planned closure of the Navajo Generating Station near Page could result in the loss of nearly 800 jobs. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Navajo Nation officials recently met with coal miners who face layoffs if a deal isn’t reached to keep it open. 


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