Lithium Nevada Corp., mine, court, conservationists, Native Americans, Nevada, Arizona
Jul 17, 2023

9th Circuit denies bid by environmentalists and tribes to block lithium mine

The latest bid by conservationists and tribal leaders to block construction of a huge lithium mine already in the works along the Nevada-Oregon line was denied by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday.

renewable energy, APS, SRP
Jun 23, 2023

SRP must transition to clean, renewable energy – now   

As state elected officials, community leaders, and most importantly – parents, we are concerned about the future of our children, and believe it’s time for our utilities to start acting with some urgency. 

pollution, American Lung Association, soot, smog
Apr 21, 2023

Arizona fails again – we need healthier, cleaner air

Arizona needs a fresh direction for cleaner, healthier air.

EPA, ADEQ, pollution
Mar 30, 2023

Arizona will fail clean-air standards if other states aren’t ‘good neighbors’

Arizona is doing all it can to improve air quality but will not meet federal standards as long as pollution from other jurisdictions can drift across its borders, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality testified Wednesday.

soot pollution
Jan 20, 2023

Climate and health in South Phoenix: building advocates through education

South Phoenix has a history of redlining and racist city planning, which zoned it for heavy industrial use that contaminated the communities of color who were segregated there. It’s up to decision makers to hear us and address our concerns–it’s time for action and it’s beyond time for strict limits on the methane, soot, and other pollutant emissions that have devastating effects on human h[...]

soot pollution
Jan 28, 2022

Latino families are counting on Congress

Families in Arizona have suffered our hottest summers, our most devastating wildfire seasons, and our most damaging droughts recently. These troubles affect everyone, but Latino families are disproportionately harmed.

Jul 26, 2021

Driving forward for clean air, climate action in Phoenix

While the previously outlined Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework may be a necessary step toward passing a major climate bill, it does not go far enough in addressing air pollution and the climate crisis.

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 […]

Apr 7, 2020

Southwest air quality benefits from stay-at-home orders

Fewer motorists in Arizona and Nevada following the states' stay-at-home orders appears to be improving the air quality and decreasing the effects vehicle emissions have on the environment.

Dec 6, 2018

VW fraud nets Arizona school districts new

Fifty four Arizona school districts are getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers.

Oct 9, 2018

Public health advocates campaign for Prop 127

Public health advocates urged voters Tuesday to support a renewable energy mandate on the November ballot even though not one of them could say how much of a difference it actually would make in ground-level air pollution.

Aug 4, 2017

Health care politics, environment take the air out of asthma sufferers

The Arizona Department of Health Services estimates that the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS, Arizona’s Medicaid program, pays for more than half of the estimated $115 million spent every year on asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations.