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Peabody Energy will lay off nearly its entire workforce at the Kayenta Mine this month as it prepares to close the site. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, coal industry critics say the company is abandoning local communities.


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Almost all of the workers at the Kayenta Mine on the Navajo Nation are facing layoffs in the coming weeks. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, Peabody Energy will cease operations as its sole coal customer, the Navajo Generating Station, is also slated to close.


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A Navajo Nation company has ended its bid to buy a coal-fired power plant on the reservation and the mine that feeds it.

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Advocacy groups on the Navajo Nation have filed an intent to sue Peabody Energy. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they say the company is trying to avoid paying millions for environmental reclamation of a coal mine set to close later this year.


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The Navajo Nation continues to negotiate the purchase the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta coal mine. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, officials are confident the deal will benefit the tribe economically.


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