Senators join push to ban new mining around Grand Canyon
Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly yesterday joined fellow Arizona Democrat, Rep. Raúl Grijalva, in his fight to permanently prohibit new mining claims on 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon National Park.
Biden to order EV battery, mineral supply chain review
President Biden will sign an executive order this afternoon to assess supply chain vulnerabilities in four areas including critical minerals and electric vehicle batteries.
House lands package faces volley of GOP amendments
House lawmakers are set to take up a sprawling public lands bill today — an effort to create nearly 1.5 million acres of new wilderness lands — but first, three GOP opponents of the measure will make a pitch to exempt their districts.
Interior could lose millions in Blackjewel royalty deal
The Interior Department has agreed to a settlement that could let a Wyoming mine company off the hook for tens of millions in unpaid royalties in order to complete a coal lease transfer.
Democrats ask USDA to halt swap of Ariz. mine tract
A group of 22 House Democrats asked the Agriculture Department last week to nix its advancement of a land transfer that would give ownership of an Apache holy site in Arizona to multinational miners.