December 6, 2017 | nohonews.com — WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — After months of negotiations, the Navajo Nation, alongside all stakeholders, signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Extension Lease Nov. 30 extending operations of the plant for another two years until December 2019.

“The NGS Extension Lease affords the Navajo Nation, NGS and Peabody employees, and impacted communities time to transition into other employment opportunities and energy markets if need be,” said Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye.

Vice President Jonathan Nez congratulated the negotiating team on their work for the two-year extension.

“I’m sure the workers and their families appreciate the work that’s being done to give them some certainty to the end of 2019,” he said.

For now, the extension lease preserves 3,100 direct or indirect jobs for the Navajo Nation.

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