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Interior Dep't gives OK for wind-power project in Mohave County

The Department of the Interior on Friday approved a 500-megawatt wind-power farm near Kingman, a project that could cost up to $800 million and bring hundreds of construction jobs to the Mohave County area.... Read more»

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Ground broken on Navajo-Gallup pipeline

Federal and tribal representatives will break ground Saturday morning on the first phase of the $1 billion Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project, which could eventually bring water to a quarter-million people.... Read more»

Lawyers weigh appeal after $3.4B tribal lands settlement

Attorneys plan to decide “sooner rather than later” whether to appeal a federal court’s decision to uphold a $3.4 billion settlement of claims by Native Americans who said the government mismanaged properties it held in trust.... Read more»

Glen Canyon Dam releases aim to improve Colo. River

The Interior Department said it will test high-volume water releases from the Glen Canyon Dam in an effort to simulate natural flooding and improve sediment flow through the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

Active-duty military offered annual passes to nat'l parks

Beginning Saturday, active-duty military can receive a free annual pass that gives service members and their dependents access to more than 2,000 public land sites, including America's national parks.... Read more»

First phase of Navajo-Gallup water pipeline project OK'd

The Department of the Interior said Monday it has awarded a $10.75 million contract for the construction of the first phase of the long-awaited Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project.... Read more»

Feds agree to pay $1B to settle tribal trust claims

Federal officials announced a $1 billion settlement Wednesday of claims filed by 41 tribes, including five from Arizona, who said the government had long mismanaged their trust lands.... Read more»

Salazar grilled over Resolution Copper bill

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Flagstaff, sought answers Wednesday from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar about his department's opposition to moving forward on the Resolution Copper land exchange.... Read more»

Salazar touts Gila Bend solar plant’s economic impact

While touring a solar power generating station that will provide power to tens of thousands of Arizona homes, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that America’s embrace of renewable energy will create jobs and boost the economy.... Read more»2

Feds vow to speed approval of Indian land-use requests

The Interior Department outlined a series of changes Monday on how it leases Native American reservation land, moves that it hopes will promote renewable energy and increase homeownership.... Read more»

Grand Canyon uranium fight heats up in D.C.

A bill that would open 1 million acres near Grand Canyon National Park to new uranium mining was hailed Thursday as an economic boon and derided as a threat to the park’s wilderness and tourism value.... Read more»

2 Az sites still on narrowing list for solar development

The Department of the Interior has dropped one of three proposed “solar energy zones” in Arizona because of environmental concerns about the site, the department said Thursday.... Read more»

BLM wants 20-year ban on uranium mining in N. Az

The Bureau of Land Management is recommending a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims for more than 1 million acres of federal land near the Grand Canyon.... Read more»

Navajo leaders clash over control of oil trust

Navajo leaders clashed at a Senate hearing Thursday over who should control a $30 million trust fund for oil and gas royalties after the Utah government gave up control of it in 2008.... Read more»1

Lawmakers push to lift ban on uranium mining

Arizona and Utah lawmakers touted a Senate bill Wednesday that would open more than 1 million acres in the northern part of Arizona to new uranium mining.... Read more»

Bill to waive environmental rules for BP gets OK

A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border.... Read more»

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