Just & Equitable Transition – Navajo

Tó Nizhóní Ání “Sacred Springs Speaks”

COAL COMMUNITY TRANSITION BACKGROUND Several major coal-fired power plants that have helped ensure a reliable supply of electricity for Arizonans for decades have recently closed or are on the brink of closure. These plants include the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the Four Corners Power Plant, the San Juan Generating Station, and the Cholla Power Plant.…

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Four Corners community groups fight to retain hard-won public benefits in merger case appeal

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Today, four northwest New Mexico community groups, along with the Coalition for Clean Affordable Energy (CCAE), joined an appeal to the state’s Supreme Court challenging the rejection of a merger between PNM Resources and Avangrid, a global leader in renewable energy. Through their participation in last year’s merger case, these groups secured commitments for significant public investment…

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Hardrock Chapter Solar Celebration

The future is looking bright for Hardrock Chapter on the Navajo Nation. Tó Nizhóní Ání joined Native Renewables as they hosted the Hardrock Chapter Solar Celebration in Hardrock, Arizona, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The morning was filled with great speakers from Vector Energy out of Chandler, AZ, Sunnova Energy from Houston, TX, Hardrock Chapter…

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Navajo, U.S. officials must defend restoration of Black Mesa before it’s too late

by Nicole Horseherder, Executive Director, Tó Nizhóní Ání Photography by EcoFlight Years ago, on Black Mesa, our livestock drank from springs and seeps across the plateau. Water appeared in the mornings, and our animals grazed the native grasses that had sustained them for generations. Today, my family still lives and works on Black Mesa, raising…

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ACC Kills Energy Rules and Defeats Clean Energy

Black Mesa residents holding signs in front of ACC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 26, 2022 Contact: Sandy Bahr, sandy.bahr@sierraclub.org, (602) 999-5790  Arizona Corporation Commission Kills Energy Rules Defeats Clean Energy and Accountability Measures  PHOENIX, AZ - Today, following nearly four years of workshops, public meetings, and thousands of supportive comments, including the support of both small and large businesses, the Arizona Corporation Commission…

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VOICES FROM BLACK MESA

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DiAndre Francis, 23, is Ta’neezahnii from Hooshdódii Tó, located on Black Mesa in northeastern Arizona. DiAndre is a recent graduate of Indiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in public health. Currently, DiAndre is working at the Piñon Health Center as a biostatician with the COVID-19 task force. DiAndre’s inherent need to help his community…

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NTUA fails to acquire community consent in Cameron solar project

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By Jessica Keetso, Tó Nizhóní Ání Organizer *Disclaimer: The author has a history of working with the Cameron chapter since 2016 as a Little Colorado River Watershed Chapter Association (LCRWCA) organizer and currently as a Tó Nizhóní Ání (TNA) organizer. Ms. Keetso’s paternal grandparents (Keetso/Beard) and extended relatives originate from the Dziłibáí (Gray Mountain) area.…

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