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Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Owners of NGS and Navajo Nation Report Progress on Keeping Plant Open Through 2019

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK - Officials from the Navajo Nation and the Salt River Project (SRP) report that negotiations for a replacement lease that would allow the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) to continue operating through the end of 2019, have been productive and that considerable progress has been made. The owners of NGS voted in February to extend operations of the power plant to the December 2019 end of its lease rather than close the plant later this year. That commitment requires agreements with the Navajo Nation to allow the NGS owners to conduct removal and restoration activities, as necessary, after 2019.[...]

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President Begaye and Vice President Nez Sign Navajo Youth Advisory Council Legislation Into Law

President Begaye and Vice President Nez Sign Navajo Youth Advisory Council Legislation Into Law

By Admin on May 2017

WINDOW ROCK – On April 30, President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez signed the Navajo Nation Youth Advisory Council legislation (legislation #0019-17) into law. This legislation changed the youth council status from an ad-hoc status to an advisory committee for all three branches of government. “We congratulate our youth for their persistence to ensure this piece of legislation is brought to our table to be signed into law. I am excited to be a part of this historic moment in Navajo Nation history,” said President Begaye. “We know that our youth is the future and with this piece of legislation[...]

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