Rep. Frank Pratt, chairman of the Arizona House Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee, said a lack of confidence in the former director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality was at the heart of legislation preventing the agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions without express legislative authorization.Read More »
Arizona already boasts of an aggressive renewable energy system and has one of the country’s most stringent energy efficiency programs. Nevertheless, that didn’t stop the Obama administration from dropping a bombshell on the state.Read More »
After a decades-long struggle over the best way to confront dust pollution in metro Phoenix, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has approved the state’s air quality plan for the Valley, officers from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality confirmed.Read More »
We expect our drinking water to be clean and safe and our lakes, rivers and streams to be places we can fish and swim. Why is this so? Forty-four years ago on April 22, the world embarked upon a still unfinished journey to protect the environment from the unintended effects of our industrial society. The Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act are just two of the key pieces of legislation our Congress enacted to ensure America’s skies were clear and its waters were fishable, drinkable and swimmable.Read More »
The Governor’s Office withdrew three of its nominees to an advisory board that oversees Arizona’s Superfund program after Salt River Project objected that they may have conflicts of interest regarding an ongoing lawsuit against the utility giant.Read More »
One by one they took to the podium to voice their concerns with the bill. The Arizona departments of Public Safety, Health Services, Environmental Quality and Economic Security all rose to speak. The list went on.Read More »
Like a toddler with a water hose, the monsoon brings the rain in bursts, unevenly spraying but never quite quenching Arizona’s dry earth.
Often, the season’s thunderstorms unleash an apocalyptic scene — a wall of dust, with its tinge of yellow and red against the setting sun, rushing to swallow the Valley whole and enveloping its homes with its unwelcome sandy mist. Free from crippling polar vortexes or earthquakes, the sandstorms are nature’s reminder to Arizona of its sweeping powers.
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee said during an informational session Wednesday that the U.S. Environmental Agency is pandering to the far left wing of the Democratic Party as it burdens Arizona with unnecessary regulations.Read More »
We know when our opponents do not have a strong argument, they resort to personal attacks and don’t really address the key issue, in this case, clean air. In its hit piece “Sierra Club 'Clearing the Haze' comments undermine its credibility” published March 15 in the Arizona Capitol Times, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) leaves out key factors regarding the cleanup of its coal-fired Apache Generating Station.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality declared today that one of its 36 superfund sites is safe, nearly 15 years and $12 million after the project began.Read More »