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Arizonans join rallies in D.C. urging action on Build Back Better plan

Hundreds of protesters, including several from Arizona, gathered on Capitol Hill Wednesday to demand that Democrats fulfill promises on childcare, healthcare and immigration reform by taking action on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan. ... Read more»

Superior mayor, tribal officials spar over bill to stop Oak Flat mine

The mayor of Superior told a House panel Tuesday that a bill canceling a massive copper mine at Oak Flat would be “devastating” for the Pinal County town and its hopes to revitalize its economy.... Read more»

Pause on leasing public land for oil and gas extraction draws mixed reaction

The Biden administration ordered a 60-day pause on new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters after environmental activists sent a letter urging the administration to issue a permanent ban rather than a temporary one. The decision has drawn praise and criticism from both sides, but is just the beginning of potential federal action. The administration has promised to protect 30% of public lands and waters by 2030.... Read more»

Latin America most dangerous place for environmentalists

A quarter century after the shooting of Brazilian rubber-tapper and Amazon conservationist Chico Mendes sparked international outrage, it’s still almost routine for environmentalists across Latin America to pay for their activism with their lives. ... Read more»