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Navajo maintains electric line that carried coal-fired power

 

January 5, 2020



KAYENTA, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is spending close to $2 million to maintain access to a transmission line once used to send electricity from a coal-fired power plant to western states.

The tribe acquired the 500-megawatt transmission line as part of an agreement with the owners of the Navajo Generating Station. The power plant near Page shut down in November.

Navajo President Jonathan Nez and tribal lawmakers recently approved the use of $1.9 million to pay for the annual costs of the line. The money goes to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

Nez said the tribe could use the transmis...



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