By Kara Harris | Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020
WASHINGTON - The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service said it plans to take the Kanab ambersnail, a tiny snail found in just three sites in the Colorado River watershed, off the list of endangered species in light ot new evidence that the snail is not genetically different from other, more common ambersnails.
By Harrison Mantas | Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020
WASHINGTON - They may have turned out the lights, but the party's not over at the Navajo Generating Station and Kayenta coal mine. The facilities' owners face years of decommissioning and cleanup and possible decades of environmental monitoring of the sites, which closed for good this fall.
By Lamar Smith | Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
SAHUARITA – Whether it’s following the yellow brick road, capturing the golden snitch or saving the world from Thanos, a performance by the Walden Grove High School Performing Arts Crew is destined to go viral.
By James Carr | Monday, Dec. 30, 2019
TUSAYAN – President Donald Trump has listed uranium as a “critical mineral,” which may encourage domestic uranium mining. The Nuclear Fuel Working Group has not issued recommendations yet, but uranium mining companies want quotas lax oversight, while environmental activists push for a ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.
By Kailey Broussard | Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - Bureau of Land Management employees in Washington have until this week to decide whether to accept a transfer out West - including to Arizona - a move that supporters say makes sense but critics call an attempt at "dismantling" the agency.
By Miranda Faulkner | Tuesday, June 25, 2019
WASHINGTON - Tribal members, environmentalists and lawmakers told a House panel that including uranium on a list of "critical minerals" opens the door to expedited mining that will put tribal lands and national parks at risk, but supporters of the Trump administration plan said it's necessary for national security.
By Miranda Faulkner | Wednesday, June 5, 2019
WASHINGTON - Tribal and environmental officials urged House lawmakers to protect sacred land and natural resources by passing a mining ban on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, a move critics called "ill conceived" and driven by "scare tactics."
By Vandana Ravikumar | Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court said the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand Canyon where mining was recently banned, a partial reversal from an earlier ruling that sided with the mining company.
By Laurel Morales | Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
LECHEE CHAPTER HOUSE, Navajo Reservation – SRP announced last year it planned to shut down the Navajo Generating Station ahead of schedule because producing electricity from coal is much more expensive and dirtier than natural gas. No other job on the Navajo Reservation pays as well as the Navajo Generating Station. Revenue, taxes and royalties from coal make up about a third of the Navajo operating budget and most of the Hopi Tribe’s budget.
By Alexis Egeland | Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
NEW YORK - A group of Navajo environmentalists took their fight against the Navajo Generating Station to Manhattan where they protested at the offices of an investment firm that might save the plant, which employs hundreds but is routinely cited as one of the most-polluting in the nation.
By Lillian Donahue and Abdel Jimenez | Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
WASHINGTON - Mention the late Sen. John McCain and images of a war hero or a presidential candidate come to mind - but for far longer than he spent in those roles, McCain was a friend, and sometimes irritant, to Indian Country, say many who called him a firm advocate for tribal rights.
By Staff | Thursday, March 29, 2018
Phoenix Red for Ed rally; The push for Amber Alert access on tribal lands