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Clearing the polluted air

Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club. (Photo by Josh Coddington/Arizona Capitol Times)

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.

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Not cozy with anybody

DEQ Director Henry Darwin strongly rejected Sierra Club Director Sandy Bahr’s charge in yesterday’s report that the agency is carrying water for public utilities in suing the EPA over the regional haze issue.

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Republicans dominate Corporation Commission results (access required)

Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission Susan Bitter Smith, Bob Burns and Bob Stump agree to return some Clean Elections funding

A likely Republican sweep of the three open Corporation Commission seats means the commission that oversees the state’s utility industry probably will consist entirely of Republicans starting in January.

Ballots continue to be counted, and Democrats trail by significant margins but still hold out hope that the results will change.

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