A dispute between energy regulators over the role that corporations play in their election is threatening to escalate into a full blown controversy, with one commissioner threatening to subpoena the records of Arizona Public Service as a way of testing the authority of the agency in charge of regulating utilities.Read More »
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A prominent lawyer is seeking the removal of energy regulator Susan Bitter Smith from the Arizona Corporation Commission and is set to formally accuse the commissioner of violating the state’s conflict of interest statutes.Read More »
In a much anticipated environmental case, a divided U.S. Supreme Court today ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency may not disregard costs in deciding whether to regulate coal-fired plants in order to reduce mercury and other toxic emissions.Read More »
Recent comments and actions by the new director of the Registrar of Contractors are raising concerns that regulation and enforcement are becoming less stringent under the new administration.Read More »
During the Corporation Commission April 14 meeting, the Town of Carefree's mayor, Les Peterson, said the high wastewater rates could force half of Carefree’s 11 restaurants to shut. The high rates will be addressed in an upcoming rate case by Liberty Utilities.Read More »
A Senate committee endorsed legislation Wednesday that would allow the Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy to regulate the practice of dry needling, a technique using thin needles to stimulate muscles for pain relief.Read More »
Arizona health officials are drafting new rules on regulation of abortion clinics as required under a wide-ranging 2012 state law.Read More »
The only two uranium mines operating in Arizona and an associated mill in southern Utah are set to cease operations temporarily as prices for the ore decline.Read More »
Acupuncturists challenge sharp new trend in physical therapy
Physical therapists in recent years have discovered the magic of the needle.
All eyes on Arizona as formal energy hearings begin
At the heart of Arizona’s battle over solar net metering systems is whether utilities can balance solar energy with the cost of maintaining the grid that delivers electricity to all users.