Auto emission rules have barely taken effect and already the state wants to scrap it because it costs too much.Read More »
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A U.S.-Arizona dustup: ‘Freedom to breathe’ bill may backfire, force EPA takeover of state’s pollution controls
Henry Darwin, who is no fan of the Environmental Protection Agency, doesn’t want the Legislature to shove the federal agency out of Arizona.
Darwin, who heads the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, worries that a final shove aimed at freeing the state from federal intrusion will have the opposite effect.
State Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, wants the state to regulate federal regulators. Crandell is pushing HB2077, which would require visiting officials from any federal regulatory agency to register with the sheriff of the Arizona county they are working in.Read More »
Policymakers in Arizona may have to choose between two undesirable options - greater environmental fees for businesses or greater federal intervention in local affairs.Read More »
A tribal government in Arizona has stepped up lobbying efforts against rules being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that threaten the closure of a power plant. This time, the tribe is reaching out to state lawmakers.Read More »
A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 14 that a proposed land exchange between the federal Bureau of Land Management and copper miner Asarco LLC violates environmental laws. The ruling in the lawsuit filed by three environmental groups in 2001 overturns a lower court decision backing the exchange long sought by Asarco.Read More »