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Ruling allows construction of controversial energy line to proceed

Ruling allows construction of controversial energy line to proceed

A U.S. judge has dismissed a challenge by Native American tribes and environmentalists against a $10 billion energy transmission project in Arizona.

Susan Montoya Bryan reports for The Associated Press.

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Biden administration bans oil and gas drilling around Chaco Canyon

The Interior Department will withdraw public lands around Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing for 20 years.
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The giving forest, and a tribe’s sustainable logging practices

The Menominee tribe has sustainably logged its forest in Wisconsin for 160 years. But that careful balance faces a crisis: too many trees and too few loggers.
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Biden creates two national monuments in the Southwest

The Spirit Mountain area in Nevada and Castner Range in Texas will be off limits to development.
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AZ copper mine could advance green energy but scar sacred land

A copper mine could advance green energy but scar sacred land

Tribal groups are fighting an Arizona project whose backers say increasing the supply of copper, crucial to batteries, would reduce fossil-fuel use.
As the Colorado River shrinks, Washington prepares to spread the pain

As the Colorado River shrinks, Washington prepares to spread the pain

The seven states that rely on the river for water are not expected to reach a deal on cuts. It appears the Biden administration will have to impose reductions.
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Biden declares Arizona floods a federal disaster for Havasupai tribe

The White House has made a federal disaster declaration for the Havasupai Native American tribe that mainly lives deep inside the Grand Canyon in Arizona, as the community prepares to reopen tourist access to its famous turquoise waterfalls next month.

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