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A bulldozer crawls over a pile of coal at Peabody’s Kayenta mine on the Navajo Nation in this 2012 photo. Photo/Peabody Energy

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House OKs bill giving tribes more control over mineral resources

WASHINGTON - The House approved a bill Oct. 8 that aims to streamline the process of licensing energy projects on tribal lands, by shortening the time for federal approvals and limiting public comment on environmental impacts.