Navajo Nation, New Mexico Reach Settlements Over Mine Spill

The Navajo Nation and the state of New Mexico have reached multimillion-dollar settlements with mining companies to resolve claims stemming from a 2015 spill that resulted in rivers in three Western states being fouled with a bright-yellow plume of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals, officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Numbers Don’t Bode Well for Tribe’s Appeal on Rights to Maine River

A Native American tribe that claims the right to regulate fishing, boating and other recreation on one of Maine’s most important rivers found itself paddling upstream Tuesday in the First Circuit, but it made considerable progress nonetheless.

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Scientists Blast Trump on Rollback of Protections for Streams and Wetlands

The Trump administration’s decision to remove Clean Water Act protections for millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands was based on distorted interpretations of scientific evidence and an uneven analysis of case law, conservation scientists and environmental law experts said in a policy article published Thursday.

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