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Navajo Nation officials, activists feel cut out as company advances uranium mining plans

The eastern Navajo Nation communities have stood largely in opposition to future uranium mining for decades.

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Navajo Nation officials, activists feel cut out as company advances uranium mining plans

When a foreign company started exploratory drilling for the possible return of uranium mining near Church Rock, community members say they were not informed in advance. “It was a complete shock,” Jonathan Perry, the director of Eastern Navajo Diné Against Uranium Mining, said of the process that started this winter.

New report looks at water quality 50 years after the Clean Water Act passed

New report looks at water quality 50 years after the Clean Water Act passed

A new report released by the Environmental Integrity Project found that half of the rivers and streams and more than half of the lakes in the United States that have been assessed are polluted to the point that they are considered impaired.

New Mexico: Green Amendment proposal passes first committee
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New Mexico: Green Amendment proposal passes first committee

A proposed amendment to the New Mexico Constitution to protect the state's natural resources and environment passed the Senate Rules Committee Monday on a party-line vote.

BIA: Navajo members can ‘work around’ connectivity issues to participate in online oil and gas forum
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BIA: Navajo members can ‘work around’ connectivity issues to participate in online oil and gas forum

Representatives from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management told participants of a virtual meeting Wednesday that they can “work around" connectivity issues to participate in information sessions.

Udall: Interior Department should be ‘center’ of U.S. climate change response
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Udall: Interior Department should be ‘center’ of U.S. climate change response

U.S. Sen.Tom Udall said the U.S. Department of the Interior could play a pivotal role in the country's response to climate change during an August 15 webinar hosted by conservation advocacy group WildEarth Guardians.

New Mexico: PRC OKs PNM’s San Juan Generating Station exit
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New Mexico: PRC OKs PNM’s San Juan Generating Station exit

The Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve PNM's application for abandoning the San Juan Generating Station and using securitization bonds to recover some of the investment PNM will lose in the process.

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