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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday permanently prohibiting new uranium mining claims on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it aims to cement a 20-year Obama administration ban.


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Environmental groups are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again reject a large development proposal near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It follows the denial of a similar plan three years ago. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

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The Hopi Tribe has weighed in against a large hydroelectric proposal that would build four dams on the Little Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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The uranium industry is urging the Trump administration to require U.S. nuclear power plants buy more locally produced uranium. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the White House has now extended the deadline for a working group to submit its report on the issue. 


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Navajo Nation officials say they haven’t pursued proposals made by a Phoenix-based company to build dams on the Little Colorado River. The hydro-storage facility would be located on tribal land near the confluence of the Colorado River. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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