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The 2280 megawatt Navajo Generating Station, near Page, Ariz., went on-line in 1975 and remained in service until decommissioning in 2019. The towers were demolished in December, 2020.

In a reversal of a Trump-era policy, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to enforce tougher regulations for the disposal of wastewater from coal-fired power plants, but it could take years before the new rule goes into effect. Read more»

The San Pedro River is one of the many Arizona waterways that would be left virtually unprotected from pollution under a Trump administration plan to rewrite Obama-era rules for clean water, critics say. Several Arizona groups have joined lawsuits to block the new rule.

Two Arizona tribes and a Phoenix-based advocacy group joined a pair of lawsuits this week to reverse a Trump administration clean-water rule that critics said would open the “vast majority of Arizona’s waterways” to pollution and degradation. Read more»

The San Pedro River is the only gap in a 40-mile stretch of border wall between Naco, Arizona, and the Huachuca Mountains to the west.

A U.S. Army base nestled at the foot of a southern Arizona mountain range is threatening a sensitive desert waterway sometimes called America’s most endangered river, two environmental groups said in a federal lawsuit Friday. Read more»

Members of the Congressional Western Caucus met with officials from agriculture, energy and land use industry groups to discuss several Republican proposals to revise the Endangered Species Act, while Democrats held a separate hearing on mostly Democratic bills.

In the debate over the future of the Endangered Species Act, Rep. Paul Gosar, D-Prescott, says that all parties “deserve a say and seat at the table.” But on Tuesday, at least, the parties were not at the same table. Read more»

A bald eagle is shown in flight in this undated Arizona Game and Fish Department photo. A state lawmaker is pushing for a broad range of protections for the eagle, which remains listed as a threatened species in Arizona.

The Trump administration on Monday finalized changes to eviscerate enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, which is credited with helping to save animals like the American bald eagle and California condor. Read more»

A landscape in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

A federal judge struck down claims by environmental groups Monday that questioned the federal government’s plan to protect plants and animals within two national monuments in the Arizona Strip. Read more»

A landscape in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.

The federal government’s plan to manage two national monuments in the Arizona Strip doesn’t sufficiently protect the environment or endangered species, a group of conservation organizations told a judge Wednesday. Read more»