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Jan 20, 2023

SRP solar plant northwest of Flagstaff expected to offset 1 billion pounds of CO2 each year

Salt River Project has partnered with Clēnera, a private renewable energy company, to bring Arizona its largest solar plant by 2024. Construction of the CO Bar Solar plant will begin this year on 2,400 acres of private land northwest of Flagstaff in Coconino County.

Feb 1, 2018

Utility regulator proposes broad renewable energy plan

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan January 30 that calls for increases in clean energy, energy storage and biomass.

This Nov. 9, 2017, photo shows that even in the middle of the day, the I-10 often has heavy traffic. Vehicle emissions are a main contributor to ozone air pollution in Phoenix, a city built around the use of cars. (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2017

Arizona ozone levels rise as feds tighten air quality restrictions

Across much of Arizona there was more ozone in the air this summer than there was last year, including several days in Phoenix where the levels spiked into the unhealthy range.

The Sonoyta mud turtle is an aquatic species that lives in the Sonoran Desert, a difficult enough existence that experts say is being made harder by climate change. The federal government granted the turtle endangered species status on September 20. (Photo by George Andrejko/Arizona Game and Fish Department)
Sep 22, 2017

With as few as 100 left, Arizona turtle wins endangered species status

It may not be surprising that an “aquatic desert” turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week’s endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle.

Sep 18, 2017

EPA funding cuts expected to impact Arizona air, water programs

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality expects reductions in grant funding from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, but a lack of specifics have impeded planning.

City of Phoenix employees work at the city’s compost facility, which opened in April and is capable of processing up to 55,000 tons of green and food waste per year and divert more than 10 percent of waste that goes to the landfill. Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times
Sep 11, 2017

Lack of participation, confusion plagues Phoenix recycle program

Phoenix’s ambitious plan to divert green waste and recyclables from landfills has floundered, as few residents have participated in the new curbside composting program and many struggle to follow recycling rules.

Nov 21, 2016

6 groups want change in Grand Canyon monument proposal

Six hunting and fishing groups are pushing for a compromise in the event the Obama administration designates a national monument around Grand Canyon National Park, a heated issue in the Southwest.

Aug 22, 2016

Corp Comm chairman hopes to ‘up the game’ for renewables

The chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants to double the state’s renewable energy standards, which dictate how much energy utilities must generate from renewable sources like wind and solar.

Aug 16, 2016

Navajo Nation sues feds over massive 2015 mine waste spill

One of the nation's largest American Indian tribes is suing the federal government over a massive mine waste spill that tainted rivers in three Western states.

Feb 22, 2016

Officials eye new locations for Mexican wolf release program

Wildlife officials are working to identify new locations to release Mexican gray wolf packs that have been raised in captivity.

Feb 8, 2016

Panel approves bill to increase solar regulations

A Senate panel approved a bill Monday that would add more regulations to the rooftop solar industry, despite protests from solar companies that the bill is government overreach.

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Jan 18, 2016

Suspicion over federal wolf plan spreads to Colorado, Utah

Suspicion over federal plans to restore endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest has spread to Colorado and Utah, where ranchers and officials are fiercely resisting any attempt to import the predators.