New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being praised by environmentalists as a victory for clean water and criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.Read More »
A Senate panel unanimously approved a strike-everything amendment that would provide legislative oversight while allowing a state agency to submit a clean power plan to the Environmental Protection Agency.Read More »
State officials are gearing up to oppose another example of what they call federal overreach, this time in the form of an Environmental Protection Agency plan to draw down carbon emissions.Read More »
Water is a very precious and scarce resource in Arizona. We are fortunate to have innovative water management that has enabled Arizona to prosper while providing a quality water supply for industries, businesses, residents and visitors.Read More »
When Jim Stack bought his Ford Focus electric plug-in, his passion to keep emissions out of the air was broadcast to the world. He can even drive across the country and not pay a penny in driving costs.Read More »
The Environmental Protection Agency set new limits Wednesday on emissions from six Arizona industrial facilities in order to reduce haze at 17 national parks and wilderness areas, including the Grand Canyon.Read More »
For months, we heard the resounding warnings about how new Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at power generation could affect Arizona consumers and businesses. Now that the agency’s proposal has officially been released, it is clear that these warnings were not in vain, for the guidelines EPA put forth will leave our state and our country on the brink of economic calamity.Read More »
I have served on the Arizona Ecumenical Council Earth Care Commission as both a committee member and as chairperson for about 15 years. Recently, I was asked to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon rule to curb the growing threat of greenhouse gases that contribute to global climate change.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.
Horne could face bloody, expensive battle in 2014 attorney general race
Tom Horne has long maintained that he’s innocent of the campaign finance allegations against him, but he may not get a chance to prove it until after voters have decided whether to give him a second term as attorney general.