Statement on administration's plan for Navajo Generating Station

Statement

By:  Ann Kirkpatrick
Date: Jan. 4, 2013
Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, whose congressional district includes the Navajo Generating Station, released the following statement today in response to the administration's announcement of plans to form a working group to support Arizona and tribal stakeholders' interests in the coal-fired plant while pursuing long-term goals of producing clean, affordable and reliable power.

"I was pleased to learn the administration is bringing all stakeholders together to address issues surrounding the Navajo Generating Station. I believe that finding consensus is the way to get results -- an approach I have long advocated. This plant is critical to Arizona and my district -- it powers our cities, communities, businesses and residences. And it's a major employer in my district, particularly among Native Americans."