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Coal plant's possible closure spurs Grand Canyon tram debate

 


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The impending closure of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation could lend momentum to a project being considered by tribal leaders to build a tram at the Grand Canyon to fill the economic void.

The Grand Canyon Escalade project was brought up to Navajo Nation lawmakers and tribal members last fall by former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale as a solution to shrinking revenues from nonrenewable energies, The Arizona Daily Sun reported (http://bit.ly/2rCyJdN ). Now, with the Navajo Generating Station looking less likely to be open through 2019, Hale's forec...



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