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The Interior Department has suspended oil and gas leases on 4,200 acres in eastern Arizona following a lawsuit brought by conservation groups. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they allege officials violated federal law by not conducting proper environmental review.


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The Tusayan Town Council Thursday unanimously approved a road easement proposal that could eventually allow a large development project near the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tourism and residential plan would include thousands of hotel rooms along with restaurants, shops and other amenities.


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The Trump administration is proposing to reclassify the humpback chub’s status under the Endangered Species Act from endangered to threatened. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a recent assessment found the fish no longer faces immediate extinction.


Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed another lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s Administration. This one says the administration has failed to prevent livestock from damaging southwestern rivers and streams.

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U.S. wildlife officials will review whether more protections are needed for grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states after animal advocates sued the government in a bid to restore the animals to more areas. 

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