Interior Department Archives

Arizona strikes deal to reopen Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011
by in Business News | Tourism

Arizona reached a deal Friday with the Interior Department to pay for Grand Canyon National Park to completely reopen using state and local funds during the federal government shutdown. The deal means the park should reopen Saturday, allowing thousands of tourists to flock to the natural wonder in northern Arizona, said Andrew Wilder, spokesman for… Read More →

3 renewable energy projects approved


The Interior Department has approved three renewable energy projects in Nevada and Arizona that officials say will generate enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes. The projects are the first renewable energy projects on public lands approved by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell since she took office in April. The projects will deliver a combined 520… Read More →

Judge Upholds Mining Ban Near Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

U.S. District Judge David Campbell late yesterday denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack… Read More →