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Environmental Concerns

Federalism’s champions a growing challenge to Obama

Come January, federalism's vitality will be an increasingly inconvenient truth for Obama.

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Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

Smog rules cause concern for Southwest industries

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to cost industries billions of dollars.

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Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Chad Hancock, a technician with Engineering and Environmental Consultants Inc., uses a device to monitor the amount, concentration, temperature and percentage of methane gases from a well at the Los Reales Landfill. Wells are connected to vertical perforated piping that runs throughout the l…

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is seeking federal permits to convert landfills like Los Reales to bioreactors. The addition of water to the landfill is expected to accelerate the rate of waste degradation, creating more methane.

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Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

More liquids - and, critics fear, some illegal hazardous wastes - could be coming to Arizona's 39 garbage landfills if a new technology for treating landfill liquids wins federal approval.

December 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

Just add water: AZ pushes for 'bioreactor landfills'

This is the existing methane-capture system and part of the Los Reales Landfill gas-to-energy project. Bioreactor opponents are worried about additional water use and the threat of groundwater contamination.

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