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Witness list for House hearing on Navajo Nation coal plant

Two subcommittees of the House Natural Resources Committee will hold a joint oversight hearing tomorrow to discuss the Navajo Generating Station.

The coal-fired power plant is owned by located on the Arizona portion of the Navajo Nation. It's owned by the Salt River Project and it provides power to customers in Arizona, Nevada and California.

The facility employs members of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. It also generates coal revenues for both tribes.

The hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power and the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs takes place at 2pm in Room 1324 of the Longworth House Office Building. The witness list follows:
Panel I
The Honorable Ben Shelly
President, Navajo Nation

The Honorable Leroy Shingoitewa
Chairman, Hopi Tribe

The Honorable Joseph Manuel
Lt. Governor, Gila River Indian Community

Panel II
William Justice
Former Mayor and Member Pro Tem, Page Planning and Zoning Commission

Richard H. Silverman
General Manager, Salt River Project

Vernon Masayesva
Executive Director, Black Mesa Trust

Marshall Johnson
Navajo Individual, Kykotsmovi, Arizona

David Modeer
General Manager, Central Arizona Project

Dan Thelander
Partner, Tempe Farming Company

Committee Notice:
Joint Subcommittee Oversight Hearing on "Protecting Long-Term Tribal Energy Jobs and Keeping Arizona Water and Power Costs Affordable: The Current and Future Role of the Navajo Generating Station" (May 24, 2011)

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Column: Hearing looks at jobs and energy in Indian Country (5/20)
House Natural Resources hearing for Navajo power plant (5/16)

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