energy

Casper Star Tribune

A Navajo tribal company has reached an agreement that would allow the U.S. government to enforce environmental laws at its coal properties in Tennessee.

AP

Arizona Public Service Company announced last month it’ll go carbon neutral in by 2050 and end all coal generation in the next 11 years. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the company is preparing now for possible economic impacts to the Navajo Nation.


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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 U.S. Interior Department in November filed a series of comments critical of two hydro-storage dam proposals on the Little Colorado River. One of the main concerns is the possibly detrimental impact to the endangered humpback chub. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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A Virginia-based company has proposed a hydro-storage facility on the Navajo Nation near Lake Powell. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the latest hydro proposal to harness Colorado River water.


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