State regulators weigh in on power plant upgrades
The Arizona Corporation Commission is criticizing recent actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency to clean up the state’s power plants.
Speaker Tobin not giving up on water authority bill
A proposal that would allow the creation of new agencies to secure new regional water supplies is stalled in the Arizona House, but Speaker Andy Tobin says he’s not convinced opposition from Yuma farmers means the bill won’t move this year.
Sierra Club, National Parks organization seek to intervene in Arizona’s case vs. EPA
Two environmental activist groups are seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that Arizona filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over regional haze.
Yuma residents: Tobin snubbed us
Farmers and businessmen from Yuma said House Speaker Andy Tobin invited them to a meeting Thursday to discuss his proposed comprehensive long-term water plan for Arizona – but then he stood them up.
Arizona braces for federal budget cuts
Across the state, Arizonans are bracing for federal spending cuts that will take effect Friday barring compromise between President Barack Obama and the House Republican leadership over a plan to reduce the national debt.
Clearing the haze
Critics vow to battle costly federal plan for coal-powered plants
The edict by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would affect the Apache, Cholla and Coronado plants and could collectively cost Arizona utility companies as much as $1 billion.
Environmentalists say lawmakers limiting testimony at EPA pollution hearing
House and Senate lawmakers are scheduled to hold a joint hearing Monday to hear testimony on the impact of a recent federal order instructing Arizona power companies to install pricey pollution control equipment at coal plants.
Appeals court upholds reopening of uranium mine near Grand Canyon
A federal appeals court Monday upheld the government’s decision to let a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park continue to operate under environmental standards now decades old.
Former Gov. Babbitt calls on Obama, Congress to focus on conservation efforts
Former Arizona Gov. Bruce Babbitt called for more active land preservation by the federal government Tuesday, criticizing what he called Washington’s neglect of public lands.
Rally slams Corporation Commission for solar incentive cuts
Environmentalists and solar industry leaders rallied Wednesday outside the Arizona Corporation Commission, saying they fear recent cuts to renewable-energy incentives will lead to future reductions that could harm the industry.
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