Environment

The Canyon Mine (foreground) is six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Thursday on two cases that involve uranium mining on public lands near Grand Canyon National Park.
December 13, 2016
mine spill
Federal and tribal inspectors found six Navajo wastewater treatment plants in violation of environmental regulations.
December 12, 2016
Havasu Falls
A tribe that lives in the Grand Canyon has filed a lawsuit to protect its water. The Havasupai Tribe filed its claim in federal district court Tuesday.
December 08, 2016
mine spill
The Navajo Nation is suing the federal government over a mine waste spill that contaminated three rivers including the tribe’s irrigation source. An EPA cleanup crew triggered the 3 million gallon blowout of yellow sludge at a Colorado mine in August 2015.
December 06, 2016
Hopi member Robyn Wadsworth protests
All across the southwest people have stood with the Standing Rock Sioux (sue) in local protests of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Many have traveled to North Dakota to participate in what began months ago as a peaceful protest.
November 21, 2016
workers
Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress means the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Clean Power Plan, is almost certainly DOA.
November 17, 2016
roadside sign
A federal judge in El Paso is scheduled to decide on Friday whether to continue and expand upon a construction hold on a natural gas pipeline near the U.S./Mexico border.
November 16, 2016
Fronteras Desk reporter Lorne Matalon spoke to Dr. Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.
October 28, 2016
SRP Fire Restoration
Salt River Project will burn biomass Oct. 26 at its coal-fired power plant in Northern Arizona. If the utility can be a viable user of the forest waste, it can help reduce forest fires and keep rivers clean.
October 26, 2016
Elephant Butte Dam rose from the desert of southern New Mexico a century ago— the solution to an international water feud between the U.S. and Mexico.
October 19, 2016

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