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Legislative review panel recommends elimination of solar tax credit (access required)

A panel of lawmakers tasked with reviewing tax breaks balked Wednesday at providing a tax credit for installing solar energy devices on residences and voted to recommend its repeal. Two other programs, including one that gives tax credits to corporations for contributions to groups that provide tuition scholarships to children attending private schools, were given a favorable review.

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Solar advocates say waste incinerators aren’t green enough (access required)

A proposed waste-to-energy plant in Phoenix is being touted by supporters as a source of renewable energy and a way to minimize the amount of trash in landfills. But critics of the project argue that the waste incinerators aren’t as green as supporters make them out to be — and the proposal has a loophole that could allow a utility to get renewable energy credit for burning fossil fuels.

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Federal plan to close land won’t end uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Deep within the canyon, a few miles removed from the mule trains of the popular Bright Angel Trail, Horn Creek creates a ribbon of green vegetation here before plunging toward the Colorado River.

But the handful of people allowed to camp in this splendid isolation receive a warning with their permits: Don’t drink the water when Horn Creek is flowing. It’s radioactive.

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