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Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge

Photo: This undated aerial photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a herd of caribou on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska.  The Biden administration on Tuesday suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration and reviving a political

Religion

Fight over Oak Flat mine draws support of diverse religious groups

The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in the fight over a patch of land in southeastern Arizona. That’s where the federal government is considering whether to turn sacred Apache land over to a mining company,

Mines

Feds rescind OK for copper mine at Oak Flat, seek ‘thorough review’

The government Monday rescinded its approval for a proposed massive copper mine at Oak Flat, just days before it was to transfer thousands of acres of federal land for the project. The Department of Agriculture said it ordered the rescission to allow for a “thorough review based on significant input from collaborators, partners and the

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