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State Mining, Energy Industries: Little Effect in Clean Energy Rollback

Coal plays small role in the industries in Arizona; 22% of electricity generated from it.

Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Deals With Excess Water

Environmental group, two tribes concerned that the water might affect forest, sacred site.

EPA: Toxic Chemicals Released in Arizona Rose in 2015

Pollutants released into the air, water and land was up 12% from the prior year.

Uranium Push-Pull Near Grand Canyon in Appeals Court

The two cases deal with uranium mining on public lands, but from different approaches.

San Carlos Apaches, Others Sue Over Copper Mine Waste Site

Lawsuits claim US Forest Service violated several environmental laws.

Tucson's Exports Near $2.5 Billion in 2015

Tech industries helped push local businesses' worldwide trade.

$85M Allotted for Navajo Uranium Mine Cleanup

400 abandoned mines run by many companies now out of business.

Public Meetings on Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

State agency schedules three gatherings to take comments on permit proposals.

Petition Calls for New Grand Canyon National Monument

Environmentalists and Native Americans deliver 500,000 signatures to White House.

Praise and Pushback for Oak Flat Historic Designation

Native American sacred site sits atop proposed Resolution Copper Mine.

Jaguar Video Rekindles Debate over Santa Ritas Land Use

Endangered animal habitat and mining both a part of the range south of Tucson.

Digging Deeper - 7,000 feet - into Arizona's Copper Mines

'Arizona Week' goes underground to check in on one of the state's largest industries.

Rough Times for Arizona Copper Mining

Low prices, layoffs, mandated upgrades, union negotiations are among issues.

Regulate Reopened Uranium Mines, Group Asks Government

Environmental organization wants long-dormant operations scrutinized, including near Canyon.

AZ WEEK: Is Mine Waste Spill Threatening Arizona's Water?

Million of gallons of waste, including arsenic and lead, surged into tributaries of Colorado River.

Navajo Farmers Lose Irrigation after Mine Waste Spill

Tribal authority has shut down supply for the rest of this season.

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