What Is At Stake With The Closing Of The Navajo Generating Station?

Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:38am
Updated: Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 2:13pm
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The Navajo Generating Station a coal-burning power plant near Page, Arizona.

Hundreds of coal miners and their families rallied outside of the Arizona state capitol Wednesday to protest the impending closing of the Navajo Generating Station, a coal plant on the Navajo Nation near Page in northern Arizona.

But Salt River Project, the plant’s owner, said saving it will take the appearance of a “unicorn.”

There’s a lot at stake here — from jobs to the future of energy production and the environmental impacts that has.

Ryan Randazzo covers energy issues for the Arizona Republic.

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