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First Navajo Woman Operator at Black Mesa Railroad

Engine 36 blows its horn 77 times along the Black Mesa Lake Powell Railroad. These 78 miles of tracks across the Navajo Nation exist for one purpose: to transport coal from Peabody Energy’s twin coal silos 20 miles southwest of Kayenta to the Navajo Generating Station at LeChee. Thirty years ago, Judy Moffett was the […]

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17 Graduate from NGS Program

Seventeen Navajo men and women graduated last week from the most intense entry training program in the energy industry to become regular employees at the Navajo Generating Station. The seven week long Power Plant Fundamentals School, an updated version of the program NGS originated 40 years ago to train its operators, instructs each new employee […]

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Future of Navajo Generating Station Uncertain

The future of the Navajo Generating Station near Page, AZ. remains uncertain.  The Interior Department has requested the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to put off a decision on pollution controls for the coal fired plant for at least six months. A decision by the EPA was expected this summer which likely would have required additional […]

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Navajo Generating Station Hearing Underway

At the request of Congressmen Gosar and Trent Franks the Natural Resources Subcommittees Water and Power and Indian and Alaska Native Affairs  held an oversight hearing on “Protecting Long-Term Tribal Energy Jobs and Keeping Arizona Water and Power Costs Affordable: The Current and Future Role of the Navajo Generating Station.” Located near Page, Arizona, the […]

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