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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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SCA in Flagstaff Honors Employee

A new tree is taking root outside the SCA Flagstaff plant.  Employees planted two Fantasy Maple trees to honor Darron Smith, a 17 year employee who died earlier this year. Smith was heavily involved in the facility’s safety and environmental programs including the wastewater treament program.  He was recently certified to perform internal audits for ISO […]

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A Sustainable and Native Livelihood

When the idea of using xeriscape landscaping in yards became popular, most people resigned themselves that to save water, they had to settle for what Nigel Sparks calls a “gravelscape” – nothing fancy or colorful, just efficient. “I think that is what people came to see and that was not the intention when xeriscaping started,” […]

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Planned for So. Colorado

Mortenson Construction has been selected as the general contractor for Charlotte-based Cogentrix Energy, LLC’s 30-megawatt Alamosa Solar Generating Project in southern Colorado. Once completed, the project will be the world’s largest solar field utilizing concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology. The CPV equipment for the project is designed and manufactured by Amonix, Inc., a leader in concentrating […]

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Cementing Hopes for Regional and National Economic Growth

Drake Cement’s nearly-complete $310 million production plant is located within Yavapai County in Paulden, Arizona – once a historic ghost town and about 60 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Bringing Drake to the region is expected to employ approximately 550 people in construction projects and provide 90 full-time jobs within the plant. Local and Regional Development […]

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