western US

Drought

Harris tours Lake Mead, touts Biden agenda on infrastructure, climate change

Vice President Kamala Harris took a short tour Monday of Lake Mead, which has reached historic low water levels thanks to relentless drought and rising temperatures, and she used the opportunity to pitch the Biden administration’s infrastructure and climate plans and how they could address shrinking water supplies in the growing West. Twenty-five million people

State

EPA unveils Western office to focus on abandoned mine tracking, cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday for a new office that will focus on tracking and cleaning up abandoned mines in Western states, a particular problem in Arizona with uranium and other mines. The unveiling of the Office of Mountains, Deserts and Plains was welcomed by officials from the states where it will be

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