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SRP To Pay Millions To Settle Claims Over Mine Closure

Nov 22, 2019
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Salt River Project has agreed to pay $21 million to settle claims from Peabody Energy over the closure of the Kayenta coal mine in northern Arizona.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West officially shut down Monday afternoon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, owners of the Navajo Generating Station closed the facility as the industry faces more competition from natural gas and renewables.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Sometime next year the skyline of Page will look very different. That’s when the owners of the Navajo Generating Station plan to demolish the three 775-foot smokestacks that, in the last four decades, have become synonymous with the area’s otherwise iconic natural beauty.


Bob Bordasch

Federal officials have accepted a preliminary permit for two dams to be built on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s part of a proposed hydro-storage facility located on the Navajo Nation.


Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

Owners of the Navajo Generating Station say they’ve permanently shut down one of the plant’s three units. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it comes as operators prepare to close NGS entirely.


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