Environment

Trump signs measure to finalize drought plan

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill that finalizes the seven-state drought contingency plan.

Sinema joins McSally, GOP in confirming Trump nominee to lead Interior

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was one of three Democrats who sided with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans in confirming David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next U.S. Interior Secretary.

U.S. House unanimously approves state-crafted drought plans

Legislation put forth by a powerful Tucson Democratic congressman that would make the Secretary of the Interior carry out the agreements made by the seven Colorado River states is expected to be voted on this afternoon.

Newly powerful Grijalva prepares to challenge Trump administration

WASHINGTON – When Raúl Grijalva showed up on Capitol Hill for his first congressional portrait more than 16 years ago, he didn’t yet own a tie.''They said, 'Mr. Grijalva, we'll take your picture...

Bowers holds water bill that threatens the drought plan

A bill that could have derailed a seven-state Drought Contingency Plan that lawmakers passed last month was put on ice at the request of its sponsor, House Speaker Rusty Bowers, after a lengthy and contentious committee hearing.

Bowers still wants hearing on water bill that may derail drought plan

House Speaker Rusty Bowers plans to continue to move forward with water legislation despite threats by the Gila River Indian Community to leave a seven-state drought plan if that legislation because of it.If the...

Poll: Climate change a serious issue for three-fourths of Arizonans, majority of Republicans

Nearly three-in-four Arizona voters believe climate change is a serious problem, including a strong majority of Republicans, according to a new statewide poll of environmental issues.

Tribal leaders testify on climate change’s outsized effect on Indian Country

Clayton Honyumptewa says the Powamuya ceremony will be observed this weekend as usual on parts of the Hopi reservation, but the planting that traditionally follows the ceremony might not come until May.

Rep. Gosar rips Dem’s ‘socialist fairy tale’ climate plan

Gosar called the Green New Deal plan a “socialist fairy tale” at a U.S. House hearing on climate change Tuesday morning.

Grijalva voices support for ‘Green New Deal’

Rep. Raúl Grijalva is on board with young House Democrats pushing for a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.