Laws & Regulations

Appeals Court Ruling Could Allow Mine On Oak Flat, Land Sacred To Apaches

"An Apache group that has fought to protect land it considers sacred from a copper mining project in central Arizona suffered a significant blow Friday when a divided federal court panel voted 6-5 to uphold a lower court’s denial of a preliminary injunction to halt the transfer of land for the project."

Source: AP, 03/04/2024

Parties Near Settlement Over Tribal Rights To Colorado River Water

"A Native American tribe with one of the largest outstanding claims to water in the Colorado River basin is closing in on a settlement with more than a dozen parties, putting it on a path to piping water to tens of thousands of tribal members in Arizona who still live without it."

Source: AP, 03/01/2024

"E.P.A. to Exempt Existing Gas Plants From Tough New Rules, for Now"

"Facing intense opposition from major industries and some Democrats, the Biden administration on Thursday said it would delay the most contentious element of its plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants."

Source: NYTimes, 03/01/2024

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