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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Two environmental activist groups are seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that Arizona filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over regional haze.Read More »
Arizona is formally withdrawing from the Western Climate Initiative, a regional collaboration to establish a cap-and-trade program to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.Read More »
This week’s most outstanding utterances, gibes and quips.Read More »
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.
The nationwide search for a new Arizona Department of Environmental Quality director led Gov. Jan Brewer straight back to Phoenix.Read More »