4 national forests in Ariz. lift fire restrictions
FLAGSTAFF — Four national forests in Arizona are lifting fire restrictions due to a reduced risk of major wildfires.
Report: A drop in Colorado River flows could lower property values
WASHINGTON – A new report claims that property values could decline along with projected decreases in the level of the Colorado River, as demand on the river outpaces supply of water in it.
2 national forests in Arizona reduce restrictions
FLAGSTAFF — Two northern Arizona forests are decreasing fire restrictions due to a reduced risk of major wildfires.
Energy Department aims to boost cleaner fossil-fuel technology funding
WASHINGTON – Federal energy officials unveiled a plan Tuesday to offer up to $8 billion of loan guarantees for development of cleaner-burning fossil-fuel technologies.
US report positive on proposed new Arizona mine
TUCSON — A new report by the U.S. Forest Service offers a favorable assessment of a proposed southern Arizona mine, saying it would comply with key environmental requirements and should be approved.
Brewer signs executive order on Yarnell fire
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an order declaring a state of emergency in Yavapai County due to a wildfire that overtook a firefighting crew and killed 19 people.
Lobbyists look back on 2013 session: Stellar year for businesses, could have been worse for environmentalists
With the unpredictable dynamics in the Legislature this year — a fractured Republican caucus tearing at each other, while the newly- empowered minority party focused mostly on one issue — some major lobbying groups at the Capitol had trouble getting their legislation through.
EPA extends comment period for Navajo power plant
The federal government is giving the public more time to weigh in on pollution controls for a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation.
Coalition formed to fight Navajo power plant retrofits
A group of Arizona business leaders say they have until Aug. 5 to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency why forcing the Navajo Generating Station to spend as much as $1 billion on retrofits to the coal-powered plant would have dire consequences on the state economy and residents’ pocketbooks.
Rosemont Mine’s water permit upheld
TUCSON — Opponents have failed to prove that a proposed new open pit mine near Tucson would harm groundwater supplies, an administrative judge recently ruled.
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