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.
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.
The U.S. Interior Department has come up with a way to manage the Glen Canyon Dam for the next two decades. The plan released October 7 would provide water and power for its many customers in the West, while attempting to protect the environment in the Grand Canyon downstream.
The National Science Foundation awarded a new Northern Arizona University professor $3 million to map food, energy and water supplies and show how they relate.
The EPA will pay environmental firms $85 million to assess the damage done by uranium mining companies over four decades. The agency announced the contract opportunities Aug. 31.