Locke, Katherine (August 13, 2013) Poll Suggests 80 Percent of Arizonans Favor Keeping NGS Running. Navajo-Hopi Observer. Retrieved August 20, 2013 from

PAGE, Ariz. – A poll sponsored by the Arizona Coalition for Water, Energy and Jobs suggests a majority of Arizonans favor keeping Navajo Generating Station (NGS) up and running.

The poll, conducted by national pollster Magellan Strategies of Colorado, said 80 percent of Arizonans are opposed to the technical working group’s “back-room deal-making aimed at the early shut down of NGS.”

The technical working group includes representatives from Salt River Project (SRP) on behalf of itself and the owners of NGS, the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, the Defense Fund, the Navajo Nation, the Gila River Indian community, the U.S. Department of Interior and Western Resource advocates.

SRP will play host to a community meeting on Aug. 15 to discuss the technical working group’s proposal for NGS. The meeting takes place at the Page PERA Club, 445 Haul Road., Page, Ariz. at 5:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Grant Smedley, SRP’s manager of environmental policy and innovation, will explain the proposal, which was submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on July 26.

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