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Tribes seek conditional permit for generation station


The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation testified at a hearing on the future of the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada.

The station depends on coal that comes from mines on the Hopi and Navajo reservations. Peabody Coal ships coal slurry to Mohave through a 275-mile pipeline.

The station is set to shut down at the end of next year. But the tribes want the California Public Utilities Commission to grant a "conditional" permit to keep it up and running while other options are explored. The closure of the station will affect the Peabody mines, tribal jobs and tribal royalties.

Get the Story:
Mohave station topic of hearing (The Las Vegas Review-Journal 6/15)

Relevant Links:
Hopi Tribe - http://www.hopi.nsn.us
Navajo Nation - http://www.navajo.org
Peabody Energy - http://www.peabodyenergy.com

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