Recent Articles from Jeremy Yurow, Cronkite News
Watchdog fights to protect consumers, keeps tabs on utility companies and commission that regulates them
Phoenix resident Abhay Padgaonkar has worked as a fierce consumer advocate, fighting for the rights of those who struggle to pay their utility bills and keeping tabs on utility companies and the commission that regulates them.
Cities, businesses, activists launch tree-planting measures, legislature slow to act
Arizona cities, environmental advocates and businesses are teaming up to combat extreme heat by launching a variety of tree-planting initiatives, while the state Legislature has been slow to act on this issue.
EPA plan would stop SRP from dumping coal ash into generating station ponds
The Environmental Protection Agency has notified Salt River Project that it plans to deny the utility’s request to continue dumping coal ash into an unlined pond at its Coronado Generating Station coal-fired plant in eastern Arizona.
Arizona gets failing grades in Lung Association tobacco report card
Arizona lags behind in policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. The state received failing grades in three of five categories and did not improve on any of its grades from last year.