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Homebrew: Forest Service burns budgets fighting Western fires

Burning money National Forests in Colorado are losing their annual budgets to firefighting efforts across the West, reports the Aspen Times. That means road construction...

Denver companies pledge solar assistance to Navajo Nation at United Nations...

Two Denver companies announced Tuesday at the United Nations Private Sector Forum in New York City that they will team up to tackle the lack of electrical grid connectivity on the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners region.

Navajo Generating Station blamed for haze over Grand Canyon, respiratory illnesses

Residents of the Navajo and Hopi reservations in the Four Corners region are dismayed that a study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) on the 2,250-megawatt Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz., “clearly omits consideration of the coal-burning plant’s pollution impacts on public health.”

EPA looks to clean up coal-generated brown cloud in Four Corners...

While the Four Corners area is one of the most remote regions of the lower 48 states, it’s also home to some of the dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this month set out to remedy that situation.

Secretary Salazar signs Navajo water rights agreement

In Las Vegas today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley signed the San Juan Navajo Water Rights agreement. The signing took place as part of the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference.

Proposed Navajo Nation coal-fired power plant dealt setback by feds

Opponents of coal-fired power plants around the country were buoyed by a decision Friday to send the proposed 1,500-megawatt Desert Rock facility near Shiprock,...