Environmental Protection Agency

Biden, heat, Arizona, workers, farms, construction sites
Jul 27, 2023

Biden looks to provide relief from extreme heat as record high temperatures persist

With heat waves spreading across the United States, President Joe Biden today plans to unveil new steps to protect workers, improve weather forecasts and make drinking water more accessible, the White House says.

electric vehicles
Jul 5, 2023

Report: Shifting to EV fleets would save state, local governments millions

Arizona governments could save almost $283 million over the next 10 years if roughly 20,000 gasoline-powered light-duty vehicles in their fleets that are due to be retired were replaced with electric vehicles, according a recent report.

vertical farm, hydroponics, aeroponics, kale, arugula, University of Arizona, California, drought, Lake Mead, Colorado River, farmers, water shortage
Jan 9, 2023

Vertical farm in Avondale promotes sustainability, technology, water conservation

Imagine a farm that grows crops on platforms in a controlled environment, uses 99% less water than a traditional farm and grows seasonal produce year-round – all without soil or anyone driving a tractor. This is the goal of OnePointOne, a 12,000-square-foot “vertical farm” in an Avondale industrial park. Water is an existential issue for Arizona, with the two major reservoirs on the Colorado[...]

Apr 27, 2022

Bill limiting electricity competition gets Ducey’s OK

On April 26, Ducey signed House Bill 2101, which repeals language passed in 1998 that was meant to increase competition in the electricity sector. 

Apr 6, 2021

Environmental Justice Makes Return to EPA

Our notion of the common good calls us to be in solidarity with those impacted by climate change while avoiding the temptation to pass this problem along to future generations as a result of our own neglect or narrow interests. This is why as a nation we -- including Members of Congress -- must prioritize action on climate.

Jun 23, 2020

Tribes take federal government to court over water-quality rules

Two Arizona tribes are suing the federal government over the decision by the Trump administration to dilute water quality rules. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Phoenix claims the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the president, repealed Obama-era regulations defining the scope of the protections of […]

May 21, 2020

Dirty air, weak enforcement hurt Arizona during COVID-19

In the middle of any crisis, Arizonans expect our leaders to use every tool at their disposal to do what is best for our communities. But as the coronavirus pandemic impacts all Arizonans, President Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency is taking quite an opposite approach, using our nation’s efforts to combat COVID-19 as an excuse to […]

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.

Sep 22, 2016

A regulation that Arizona’s miners don’t need and the nation can’t afford

Washington’s top regulatory cop is at it again. The Environmental Protection Agency is pushing an obscure regulation that aims to duplicate the responsibilities of other federal agencies and preempt state authority, potentially driving an important industry out of business.

Apr 22, 2016

US Sen. John McCain calls for criminal probe into mine spill

U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for a criminal investigation into actions by the Environmental Protection Agency that led to a mine spill polluting rivers in three Western states last summer.

Oct 23, 2015

Corp Comm sues EPA over carbon emissions

The Arizona Corporation Commission, represented by Attorney General Mark Brnovich, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over a federal rule designed to reduce carbon emissions.

Oct 5, 2015

State: EPA decision to lower ozone standard a ‘major challenge’ for Arizona

The Environmental Protection Agency’s reduction of its limit for ground-level ozone will put an additional seven Arizona counties out of compliance and pose a significant challenge, an official said Friday.