Clean Air Act

Navajo Nation, Zah
Mar 8, 2023

Ex-Navajo President Zah guided by love for people, family

Peterson Zah, a monumental Navajo Nation leader who guided the tribe through a politically tumultuous era and worked tirelessly to correct wrongdoings against Native Americans, has died.

Resolution Copper, Queen Creek, ADEQ, mining, clean air, rivers, audit, EPA
Sep 22, 2022

ADEQ seeks $2M to fix problems, head off feds

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality wants more state money to address longstanding problems and to help keep the federal government from stepping in to regulate environmental issues in the state.  

Sep 6, 2012

Flake: EPA’s air-quality dealings with Arizona cost money, jobs

The Environmental Protection Agency’s strict enforcement of air-quality regulations in Arizona is stifling job creation and proving costly to businesses unable to meet the standards, U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.

Aug 3, 2012

Arizona may sue to get action by feds on air-quality plans, official says

Arizona is tired of waiting for the federal government to act on the state’s proposed air-quality plan and “very well may” sue the Environmental Protection Agency if action is not taken soon, a state official said Thursday.

Jan 11, 2012

State emissions program repealed in favor of milder federal regulations

The Governor’s Regulatory Review Council voted Tuesday to repeal the state’s Clean Cars program, a set of tailpipe-emissions standards adopted in 2008, in favor of less-stringent federal regulations.

Nov 22, 2011

Repeal of ‘Clean Cars’ program nears finish line

Despite steep opposition from environmentalists and consumer advocates, the Brewer administration is pushing ahead with the adoption of a less stringent standard for curbing car emissions.

Jun 22, 2011

State weighs scrapping vehicle-emission rules

Auto emission rules have barely taken effect and already the state wants to scrap it because it costs too much.

Jun 20, 2011

Clean Cars Program should be promoted, not repealed

For years, Arizona was touted as a good place to move for asthmatics and others who suffer from respiratory illnesses. Unfortunately that is no longer the case.

Mar 4, 2011

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.

Nov 5, 2010

Despite setbacks, chief conservationist doesn’t consider her efforts futile

Lobbyists tend to avoid the spotlight, often preferring to moderate their comments on pressing issues if they’re quoted at all. That’s just not how Sandy Bahr operates.

Jun 16, 2010

Group sues Arizona over clean air funding

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the Arizona Legislature's raid on lottery money that has been earmarked for public transportation since the early 1990s.