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Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Costs to decide when TEP plant gets off coal

Environmentalists continue to push for a coal-free plant in Tucson.

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Clean-power plan will fight floods, fires, EPA tells Western governors

Clean-power plan will fight floods, fires, EPA tells Western governors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean-power-plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that have ravaged the region in recent years.

June 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont opponents sue to toss out air-quality permit

A community group and a retired air-pollution scientist filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging Arizona’s approval of an air-quality permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

ADEQ, other agencies disagree on Rosemont Mine pollution

Don’t worry, the Rosemont Mine isn’t likely to pollute the well-loved Davidson Canyon or Cienega Creek southeast of Tucson, says the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

April 24, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Glenn Hamer, Jay Timmons: EPA threatens Arizona manufacturers’ competitiveness

Glenn Hamer, Jay Timmons: EPA threatens Arizona manufacturers’ competitiveness

The U.S. energy advantage is under attack. The shale-gas revolution has spurred billions in new investments and resurrected industries that had left the country.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key votes ahead

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…

Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

White House council refereeing Rosemont Mine debate

A White House advisory body is now informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Copper Mine dispute.

December 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Forest Service: Rosemont will hurt air, reduce water flows but can't be denied

The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.

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Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

November 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Renewable Fuel Standard benefits motorists, air quality and the farm economy

When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Renewable Fuel Standard subsidies unneeded as sales of cleaner vehicles surge

How did we reach the point where the government is promoting a dreadful fuel that gets worse fuel economy than gasoline or diesel, drives up food prices, damages car engines and has unintended environmental consequences?

October 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BLM challenges view of mine's impact on streams

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.

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Toxic ash from Arizona power plants called a potential groundwater hazard

The water table beneath three Arizona coal ash landfills lies 300 to 900 feet deep. The ground is tightly packed clay. The sites lie miles from populated areas.

February 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona sues EPA over anti-haze mandate at 3 power plants

Arizona is challenging a federal decision that requires three coal-fired power plants to upgrade pollution controls.

January 31, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…
State, utilities fight EPA plan to reduce power-plant haze

State, utilities fight EPA plan to reduce power-plant haze

Arizona Public Service said it may be forced to close down one of the units at its Cholla power plant near Holbrook if the EPA rules go into effect.

July 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona, utilities fight EPA plan to reduce power-plant haze

Arizona, utilities fight EPA plan to reduce power-plant haze

PHOENIX - State officials and utilities are trying to kill a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force owners of three coal-fired power plants to install expensive pollution-control equipment to improve visibility.

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Fitz Blog: Weather report

     With this year’s property tax assessment my home is worth just about what I owe on my mortgage. I’m going to have a lot in common with the redneck who ignores the “Do not enter when flooded” sign. We’re both under water and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

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