Environment

Resolution Copper Mine widely condemned at final public hearing

Members of the San Carlos Apache, conservationists, rock climbers, retired miners, veterans and regular Valley residents mostly agreed at an Oct. 10 public hearing in Tempe: Very few people besides those that would make money from it want Resolution Copper Mine.

Biggs, Gosar, Lesko want Trump to subsidize American uranium companies

Three of Arizona’s four Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives called on President Donald Trump to “revive and expand” the atrophied domestic uranium industry through government subsidies just days before his Nuclear Fuel Working Group released its recommendations.

Why didn’t Navajo landowners take Interior Department’s buyback offers this year?

The U.S. Department of Interior’s latest round of its land buyback program ended in September for all Navajo Nation applicants, and DOI’s early data show a sharp decline in participation.As of Sept. 27, only...

Retired AZ Bureau of Land Management leaders: Trump’s reorganization will gut the agency we built

Despite being in his mid-80s, Dean Bibles’s memory is sharp. That is why he said he is deeply upset by the Trump administration’s decision to decentralize the BLM, scattering career BLM staff in D.C. all over the Western states.

Emails show Interior stalling responses to Rep. Grijalva

The U.S. Interior Department appears to have intentionally delayed responses to oversight requests from Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

House panel will devise ways to loosen water rules in Pinal County to help developers

A new legislative ad hoc committee will come up with ways to loosen the permitting process for groundwater access in one of the state’s driest counties.

Arizona’s politicians are not addressing our climate crisis. We need to make them.

A few weeks ago, I turned 18 years old. I’m young. I’m enthusiastic. I’m excited for the future I should have ahead of me.There’s just one thing: Arizona’s politicians have taken my future and stomped it into the ground with their indifference to the climate crisis.

Arizona Youth Climate Strike activists get ready for world protest

Thousands of young people in Arizona are expected to strike Friday in defense of the planet. In Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, they plan to protest inaction on policies that could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stop the globe’s destructive rise in temperatures.

Nuclear industry urges Trump to open public land, including Grand Canyon, for uranium mining

The nation’s largest nuclear lobby last month urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on uranium mining on public land, a move that would greatly affect the Grand Canyon region.

If you support teachers, pay attention to the Corporation Commission

Last week’s spectacle at the Arizona Corporation Commission gave me heartburn.
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