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AP: Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on a major Pacific Northwest river in a last-ditch effort to save more than a dozen...

AP: Navajo Nation maintains power line that carried coal-fired power

KAYENTA, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is spending close to $2 million to maintain access to a transmission line once used to send electricity from a coal-fired power plant to western states. The tribe...

U.S. Government Agency Formed to focus on Cyber and Infrastructure Security

In case you missed it (we kinda did), in November 2018 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security was created.

Reclamation begins exploratory work for Shasta Dam raise

Geologists with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation have begun extracting core samples from on, around and deep within Shasta Dam in California, in preparation for a proposed dam raise.

Eaton Contributing to Modernization at California Hydropower Projects

The contract is included as part of an electrical life extension and modernization project at the Shasta and Keswick hydroelectric power plants in California.

Navajo Generating Station Customer Lands Near-Record Low Solar Contract

The lease comes as various parties are working to prevent the plant's closure. 

Arizona Miners to Rally in Support of Navajo Generating Station

The Hopi Tribe and coal mining groups last month sue the operator of an Arizona aqueduct system to halt the plant's closure.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Could Force Power Purchases from Navajo Generating Station

CAP officials have said purchasing power from natural gas plants are cheaper.

Hopi Tribe, Others Sue to Force Continued Power Purchases from Navajo Generating Station

The 2,250-MW plant is set to close next year and the prospects of new ownership depend on finding someone to purchase the electricity.

Hoover Dam is as Inspiring as it is Educational

It’s been more than 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Bolder Dam, which was renamed Hoover Dam more than decade later. 


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