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Congress Mulls Bill to Keep Coal-Fired Navajo Plant Open (1)

May 14, 2018, 5:59 PMUpdated: May 14, 2018, 8:52 PM

One of the nation’s biggest coal-fired power plants would be forced to stay open under a discussion draft of a House bill.

The introduction of legislation would open yet another front in the widening war to revive the coal industry. It also would buck economic trends that are pushing the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz., into retirement.

Under the Tribal Jobs Protection and Energy Security Act, a canal system that provides water to most of Arizona, known as the Central Arizona Project, would have to continue buying power from the coal-fired power plant until its ...

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