Judge Nixes Suit Against Ariz. Agency Over Navajo Coal Plant

Law360 (April 1, 2019, 9:54 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal judge on Sunday tossed a suit over the planned closure of the Navajo Generating Station, saying the Hopi Tribe, a coal company and a labor union hadn't shown that forcing a state water agency to keep purchasing power would help the plant find a buyer.

The Hopi Tribe, the Peabody Western Coal Co., which operates the Kayenta mine that provides the Navajo plant with coal, and United Mine Workers of America, which represents workers at the mine, sued the Central Arizona Water Conservation District in May, claiming the water agency's statements that it would not keep buying power...

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