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Largest US coal plant may get new life as potential buyers emerge

October 3, 2017

The Navajo Generating Station is the largest coal generator in the U.S thus far, and its potential survival contradicts a recent trend of coal plants shuttering in the wake of cheap natural gas and environmental regulations.

According to the AP, lease negotiations and environmental reviews to keep the plant open beyond the 2019 closure deadline could take years. But it appears the Navajo Nation and the coal mining company are prepared to entertain other offers to keep the facility operating; especially as it employs hundreds from the tribal nation.

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