United States Environmental Protection Agency

Jan 28, 2013

Agencies cite progress, work still remaining on Navajo uranium cleanup

WASHINGTON – A consortium of federal and tribal agencies reported Jan. 24 that a five-year, $110 million project to clean up uranium contamination in the Navajo Nation had addressed the most urgent risks there.

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.

Feb 9, 2012

Navajo official: New EPA emissions rule could cost thousands of jobs

WASHINGTON – Power plants on Navajo Nation land need more time to meet new emissions standards or they could be forced to close, throwing thousands of Navajo out of work and costing the tribe millions, an official said Wednesday.

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State emissions program repealed in favor of milder federal regulations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.

Dec 16, 2011

EPA orders water company in Douglas to cut arsenic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a water company serving parts of Douglas to cut arsenic levels by 2013 or face big fines.

Aug 15, 2011

Protect clean air, develop clean energy

By supporting a transition to new, clean energy projects in our state and ensuring that existing coal plants reduce their pollution, we can restore and protect the clean air and scenic views that attract visitors to the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and other now-polluted parks in the region.

Jul 27, 2011

EPA clarifies permitting process on tribal lands

Tribal economies could see a boost with a new rule that makes it easier a�� and possibly timelier a�� for some industrial facilities to obtain permits to do business on American Indian reservations.

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Clean Cars Program should be promoted, not repealed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 23, 2011

Maricopa County to upgrade its air monitors

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department expects within the next two months to upgrade its air monitors in a move that will help officials report urban dust levels more quickly.

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.

Feb 14, 2011

Crandell to feds: Sign up and pay up, or stay out

State Rep. Chester Crandell, R-Heber, wants the state to regulate federal regulators. Crandell is pushing HB2077, which would require visiting officials from any federal regulatory agency to register with the sheriff of the Arizona county they are working in.