Center for Biological Diversity

Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star 2014

Three Native American tribes went to court Wednesday to oppose a planned open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona.

Center for Biological Diversity

A conservation group is suing the Trump administration over the protection of critical habitat for garter snakes in Arizona and New Mexico.

Joe Trudeau

Stakeholders for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative or 4FRI have complained the U.S. Forest Service cut down two- and three-hundred year old trees in a thinning project in eastern Arizona, contrary to longstanding agreements to protect old growth.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

National Park Service

A Trump administration policy changes how the Bureau of Land Management conducts environmental review and public comment for oil and gas leases. It could affect the development of 3,000 acres recently leased near Holbrook for helium exploration. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Polly Haessig/USFS Coconino National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has finalized a plan to thin trees on 64 thousand acres above the Mogollon Rim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. One environmental group has criticized the plan for not protecting large old growth pines. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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