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Abandoned Mines

‘Good Samaritan’ bill aims to allow cleanup of abandoned, leaking mines – Cronkite News

Arizona could have as many as 100,000 abandoned mines, many leaching toxic minerals into the state’s waterways, but state environmental officials said cleanup has been hampered by the fear of litigation. That’s why Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Misael Cabrera was testifying Thursday in support of a proposed federal “good Samaritan” law aimed at


Court rejects Trump clean water rule with ‘significant’ Arizona impact

Environmental groups welcomed a federal judge’s decision this week to overturn Trump-era clean-water regulations that were so narrow that many waterways in Arizona ended up being excluded from federal oversight. The Monday ruling by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez said the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule has “been particularly significant in arid states” like Arizona and New


Opinion: A Blueprint for Bipartisan Conservation Progress in 2021

In the year ahead, Congress and President Biden can and must make progress toward restoring the health of our land, water and air. Polarized politics often obscures the fact that Americans are bound by common ground on many matters, like conservation. Republicans, Democrats and independents all agree on the importance of clean air and water

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