The National Park Service has proposed charging steep entrance fees at 17 of its parks during peak seasons. The money would go toward an $11.3 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Part of Arizona’s congressional delegation is demanding that the U.S. federal government step in to intervene on a cross-border sewage spill that’s been leaching from Mexico into southeastern Arizona.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is installing a barrier and a valve inside an old Colorado mine to prevent another wastewater spill. Two years ago the agency accidentally triggered a blowout that contaminated rivers in three states.
Two years ago the town of Sanders, Arizona, learned their drinking water was toxic. The school district installed a water filtration system this summer, but many people are sick with conditions linked to uranium contamination. And no one has cleaned it up.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke recommends shrinking the size of six national monuments, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, according to a leaked memo from the secretary to President Donald Trump.
For the second time this summer, the Trump administration has lifted environmental restrictions so it can replace an existing border fence in California.
The Hualapai Tribe has agreed to end a decades-long conflict over Colorado River water rights in exchange for a $134 million pipeline that will supply water to the tribe’s Grand Canyon tourist attractions.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says none of the 27 monuments under review should be eliminated but a “handful” should be changed.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says no changes should be made to Arizona’s Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
The Trump administration announced plans Tuesday morning to lift environmental restrictions for land along a section of the U.S.-Mexico border in order to begin building a new segment of wall.