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State receives fed money for cleanup projects

Arizona has received federal stimulus money for cleanup of contamination from leaking underground fuel storage tanks throughout Arizona. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced Thursday it received $3.2 million in federal funds through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act ...

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Groups sue over Kaibab forest logging plan

FLAGSTAFF - A group of environmentalists is suing the federal government over a plan to log an area north of the Grand Canyon it says makes no sense economically or ecologically. An administrative appeal of the plan that calls for logging on 9,100 acres of the Kaibab National Forest was rejected late last month.

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‘Green’ energy debate over nuclear vs. solar heats up (access required)

Nearly a decade ago, Arizona lawmakers intent on weaning the state off fossil fuels approved a measure designed to reduce the cost to businesses to develop renewable energy in the state. The decision was the first in what would become a long line of mandates that now comprise the state’s “green” energy policy.

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