Headline

Enviros “auction” Grand Canyon to illustrate threat to public lands

A conservation group held a mock “auction” of the Grand Canyon Wednesday to illustrate what they said could happen if Congress strips the president’s authority to identify and protect national monuments.

The event came one week after President Barack Obama designated three new national monuments in Colorado, Hawaii and Illinois. The president is also considering such a designation for the 1.7 million acre watershed surrounding the Grand Canyon.

Headline

Bill to protect Arizona State Parks revenue a step closer to law

A bill that would protect Arizona State Parks revenue from legislative sweeps skipped over the Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, taking it one step closer to becoming law.

Headline

Grand Canyon mining controversy could affect Ariz. Senate race

The Obama administration's decision to ban new uranium mining claims on more than 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park is already playing in Arizona's Senate race.

Headline

Feds target 237,100 acres in Arizona for renewable energy projects

The Bureau of Land Management has recommended 237,100 acres of public land in Arizona are suitable for renewable energy development, part of an effort to speed up the process for clean-energy companies looking to set up shop in the state.

Headline

Editorial fumbles point of nuclear power report

Your recent editorial "Water should not be political football" fumbled the point of the "Too Close To Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water" report authored by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center.

Pages