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Biden firm on uranium-mining ban around ‘jewel’ of the Grand Canyon

In August, Biden called the Grand Canyon an “irreplaceable jewel” and blasted the Trump administration’s uranium mining plan, saying he would focus instead on developing clean energy. ... Read more»

House OKs permanent ban on mining 1 million acres around Grand Canyon

The House voted Wednesday to permanently ban uranium mining on just over 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon, on a largely party line vote in which each side accused the other of fear-mongering.... Read more»

Feds agree to let Az pay to reopen national parks during shutdown

Arizona and other states are able to reopen their national parks like Grand Canyon National Park during the federal government shutdown, the Interior Department announced this week.... Read more»

Feds to propose 3rd Az 'solar zone'

The Bureau of Land Management is set to identify a third parcel of land in Arizona on Friday as a potential site for development of utility-scale solar-power projects.... Read more»