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NGS Update
April 13
14:43 2018

The House Natural Resources Committee held an important hearing yesterday in which witnesses testified to the importance and benefits of the Navajo Generating Station.

Representatives of the Yes to NGS Coalition were present at the hearing, their press release today says they are proud of yesterday’s outpouring of support for the continued operation of NGS, including from influential members of Congress.

Some of the witnesses included Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council LoRenzo Bates, Chairman Tim Nuvangyaoma of the Hopi Tribe, Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem and UMWA Local 1924 President Marie Justice, among others. All spoke to NGS’s deep economic ties to nearby communities.

Congressman Paul Gosar announced that he would send a letter to the Department of the Interior cementing the need for the CAWCD to take low-cost power from NGS, and other committee members offered their support for the plant. 

You can watch yesterday’s hearing and read witness testimony by going to the House Committee on Natural Resources’ webpage.

Watch the hearing in its entirety below.



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