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Arizona’s current historic drought may be 'baseline for the future'

Arizona and other Western states just lived through the driest year in more than a century, with no drought relief in sight in the near future, experts told a House panel Tuesday. ... Read more»

Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

President Joe Biden’s administration said Thursday it would revoke a rule put in place by former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that barred government authorities from holding companies liable for environmental violations leading to the deaths of birds protected under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act unless the companies intentionally did so. ... Read more»

No details yet on Biden's '30 by 30' conservation plan, but Republicans slam it as a 'land grab'

Republicans on the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday previewed their objections to the Biden administration’s still-unreleased “30 by 30 plan” to conserve 30% of U.S. land and water by 2030, calling it “the radical 30 by 30 land grab initiative.”... Read more»

Tribal leaders optimistic about Biden; Haaland nomination a good start

Tribal leaders' hopes for for better relations with the federal government were reinforced last week when a Native woman, Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was nominated to be secretary of Interior. If approved, she would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.... Read more»

Preliminary OK for Little Colorado dam proposals worries plan’s critics

Federal regulators have given a Phoenix company the green light to study a hydropower project for the Little Colorado River, what opponents fear is a first step toward “destroying incredibly rare, beautiful, sacred resources.”... Read more»

Officials call for Grand Canyon closure to help stem coronavirus spread

Arizona lawmakers joined local and tribal officials Tuesday calling on the Interior Department to reverse its “reckless” decision to keep Grand Canyon National Park open during the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Trump's Endangered Species Act rollback is not the end of the world ... just habitats

When it comes to the Endangered Species Act, don't cry for the species. Fear for their homelands. The battle of environmental regulations is being fought to save the habitat.... Read more»1