Economy

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October 23, 2019 In The News

Coalfield communities in the desert Southwest, in the high plains of Montana and Wyoming, and in the hills and hollows of Appalachia are in dire need of reinvestment as the U.S. coal industry continues its precipitous decline.

October 16, 2019 In The News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — With the impending closure of Navajo Generating Station in December, an Arizona congressman introduced legislation last month to provide economic resources to those affected by the closure of the power plant and the associated coal mine.

Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Promise Act, Providing Recovery Opportunities and Mitigating the Industry’s Shifting Economics (Promise), which would help establish job and skills training for displaced employees.

October 15, 2019 In The News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — NewLife Forest Products, LLC held an official ground breaking ceremony Oct. 9 for Windfall Sawmill, a new mill on Garland Prairie Road.

According to officials with NewLife, the mill site has been under construction for several months and will be one of the most technologically advanced mills in the Southwest.

Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the city of Williams, Coconino County, Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s office and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office were on hand as Julie Pastrick from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce introduced mill officials.

October 3, 2019 In The News

A bill in Congress would help rebuild economies that rely on the Navajo Generating Station. It comes as NGS is expected to shut down mid-November, leaving uncertainty about how communities, mainly the Navajo Nation and Page, will survive economically.

Democrat Tom O’Halleran represents the area in the House of Representatives and is the bill’s sponsor. He spoke with KNAU’s Zac Ziegler.

Zac Ziegler: “This bill is quite timely. How close are we to Navajo Generating Station close

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy (EASE) Act, bipartisan legislation to promote the adoption of energy storage technologies for rural electric cooperatives.

September 13, 2019 In The News

Arizona Democratic District One Congressmember Tom O’Halleran has introduced legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine.

It’s known as the “Promise Act” and would establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The measure is co-sponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego and Greg Stanton, all Democrats.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) introduced the Providing Recovery Opportunities and Mitigating the Industry’s Shifting Economics (PROMISE) Act, legislation that would provide economic development resources to communities affected by the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) and the Kayenta Mine and establish job and skills training programs for displaced employees. The legislation is cosponsored by Representatives Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Greg Stanton (AZ-09). 

September 12, 2019 In The News

Communities hurt by the pending closure of the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta Mine could apply for federal aid under a bill introduced by Rep. Tom O'Halleran on Thursday.

The Democrat from Arizona's 1st Congressional District said the aim of the ‘‘Providing Recovery Opportunities & Mitigating Industry’s Shifting Economics," or PROMISE Act, is to help those communities transition to new industries.

August 15, 2019 In The News

The brand new Northern Arizona Re-Employment center got some serious attention on Wednesday evening (8/14). Not only was the Grand Opening filled with dignitaries, but it was also even more filled with Page and Page-area residents who are excited about the possibilities.

But of course, the center is necessary because of the many people losing their jobs because the Navajo Generating Station is closing soon.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass a bipartisan two-year budget deal.

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