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Legislative Pulse: Arizona Sen. Begay Discusses Regulations Harming Navajo Nation

Editor’s Note: Second-term Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay (D-Ganado) represents the largest state legislative district in the nation. He serves on the Education, Water, and Energy, Transportation, and Financial Institutions Committees and is chair of the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Indian Affairs.  Burnett: How important is the coal industry to the Navajo Nation and Arizona in general?  Begay: I represent unique communities in the Southwest directly impacted by a coal economy,...

Alaska’s Gov. Walker Asks President Obama to Develop More of State’s Resources

President Barack Obama visited Alaska in September to argue global warming is an urgent problem requiring international action. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker hitched a ride on Air Force One to ask Obama to allow the federal government to help Alaska access more fossil fuels, the consumption of which President Obama views as one of the primary drivers of global warming.  Earlier this year, Gov. Walker argued Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell had declared war on Alaska's future by asking...

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