The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Dec. 15 in two cases involving uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. In 2012 the Interior Secretary banned all new mining claims on a million acres surrounding the park for 20 years.
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.
Federal and tribal inspectors found six Navajo wastewater treatment plants in violation of environmental regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fronteras Desk reporter Lorne Matalon spoke to Dr. Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.
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.