mining

Brady Smith, U.S. Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Coconino National Forest

A memo published today by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue directs the U.S. Forest Service to increase mining, grazing, and recreation on public lands. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


AECOM

A judge has ordered the owner of a north-central Arizona mine to pay nearly $2.4 million restitution for an ongoing arsenic leak.

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.

Alex Brandon/AP/file

Tribal and environmental groups are calling on Arizona Republican Senator Martha McSally to back a bill permanently banning uranium mining near Grand Canyon National Park. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.

Ryan Heinsius / KNAU

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has unanimously voted in support of expanded mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon. They say a federal ban on new uranium claims has hurt the area’s economic prospects. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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