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Representatives of the U.S. mining industry are asking the Supreme Court to overturn an Obama-era rule prohibiting the mining of uranium on public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon.
The chairman of the Hopi tribe says he's profoundly disappointed about a federal recommendation to lift the 20-year ban on uranium mining on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.
Herman Honanie says the thought of opening the area up to uranium mining is indefensible.
The federal government has reached another settlement with the Navajo Nation that will clear the way for cleanup work to continue at abandoned uranium mines across the largest American Indian reservation in the U.S.
A proposed national monument adjoining Grand Canyon National Park has generated a political divide almost as wide as the canyon itself.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A coalition of conservation groups say they're appealing a court decision that opens the door to new uranium mining six miles from Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim.