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Mar 23, 2023

Phoenix area flooding, road closures prompted by SRP water releases

Recent storms have led Salt River Project, the utility that provides water and power to more than 2 million people in central Arizona, to increase its water releases from two reservoirs on the Verde River.

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Mar 22, 2023

Rising floodwaters lead to more evacuation orders in Arizona

More evacuation orders were issued Wednesday for some residents in northern Arizona due to flooding from rainfall and snowmelt.

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Feb 22, 2023

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.

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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.

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Oct 6, 2022

Tempe plans to reopen long dormant water reclamation plant amid grinding drought

The Kyrene Water Reclamation Facility, built in the late 1980s and closed by budget cuts in 2010, is being brought back online as a part of Tempe’s response to the ongoing drought. This plant will collect and recycle wastewater, used mainly to recharge aquifers beneath the city.

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Sep 2, 2022

Espinoza drops out of Senate race for SRP job 

Unopposed state Senate candidate Rep. Diego Espinoza, D-Tolleson, withdrew from his race today to take a job with the Salt River Project, leaving his West Valley district with no candidate on the ballot. 

Aug 5, 2022

Supreme Court ruling against EPA hurts, may not hobble clean air in Arizona

When the Supreme Court ruled this summer that the EPA could not force power plants to move away from fossil fuels, advocates worried that the justices had removed the “most effective tool for regulating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” 

Jun 24, 2022

Billion-dollar water authority expansion plan passes Legislature

A bipartisan water plan to expand the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority passed through the Legislature on Friday evening after months of grueling negotiation. 

Jun 24, 2022

SRP, partners clearing forests to prevent wildfires  

The Salt River Project is funding a new healthy fuels initiative north of Payson to prevent catastrophic wildfires and build water resiliency amidst the worst drought in state history. 

Jun 10, 2022

Suit against SRP could set public records precedent 

The Sierra Club is suing Salt River Project in a case that could lead to a legal precedent over SRP’s status regarding public records. 

Apr 12, 2022

Corp Comm rejects SRP natural gas proposal

The Corporation Commission turned down a proposal from Salt River Project to expand its natural gas generating station in Coolidge.

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Mar 18, 2022

SRP doesn’t want customers to have a choice

We need to revamp our electricity system so customers are no longer held captive by the utilities.