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Arizona Mining Association rallies support for Navajo Generating Station

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The Arizona Mining Association brought together policymakers, tribal leaders and industry members to demonstrate support for long-term operation of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) at a major Phoenix rally. Leaders emphasized the importance of keeping the plant operating well into the future to protect affordable energy, skilled Navajo and Hopi jobs and economic strength in the state. The Arizona Mining Association rally was held in conjunction with an afternoon listening session to gather opinions about the future of the plant, which was hosted by the Department of the Interior.

NGS is fueled 100% by coal mined at Kayenta Mine, an Arizona energy resource, and provides power to move Central Arizona Project water across the state. The plant helps maintain diversity of the state’s energy supply using coal mined on Navajo and Hopi lands.

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