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EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

EPA approves modified Navajo power plant cleanup plan

Navajo would close by 2044. Sierra Club may sue to block plan.

July 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Let us address CO2 targets, Arizona regulators ask

PHOENIX — The state’s top environmental officials asked legislators Tuesday to repeal the restrictions they placed on his agency just four years ago prohibiting it from regulating “greenhouse gases.”

June 11, 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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Feds designate 764K acres prime habitat for endangered jaguar

Feds designate 764K acres prime habitat for endangered jaguar

More than 764,000 acres of Southeast Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico became federally designated prime habitat for the endangered jaguar today.

March 04, 2014 12:36 pm Photos

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White House now tracking Rosemont Mine progress

The White House is informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Mine issue, Coronado Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch said today.

December 16, 2013 2:37 pm Related Loading…
EPA: Rosemont Mine permit should be rejected

EPA: Rosemont Mine permit should be rejected

The Environmental Protection Agency says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn’t approve a key permit needed for the proposed Rosemont Mine to start construction.

November 22, 2013 11:52 am Related Loading…
Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Compromise plan for big power plant is the best option

The recent proposal to the Environmental Protection Agency by a group of stakeholders on the continued operation of the Navajo Generating Station offers a workable balance between economic and environmental concerns around the plant. The station is one of the largest producers of harmful nit…

August 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Obama's war against coal is economic suicide

The economy stagnates. Syria burns. Scandals lap at his feet. China and Russia mock him, even as a "29-year-old hacker" revealed his nation's spy secrets to the world. How does President Obama respond? With a grandiloquent speech on climate change.

July 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Cochise plant asks EPA to OK haze plan

The owners of a Benson-area power plant are promising to clean up more pollution than the federal government told them to - and at less cost.

June 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Bipartisan bill policing chemicals is welcome change

The following editorial appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post:

May 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dust storm put Pima County over EPA air-quality limit

Dust storm put Pima County over EPA air-quality limit

High winds that sent huge dust clouds swirling last week caused Pima County to exceed federal air-quality standards for the first time in nearly four years, county officials said.

April 19, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Clearing the air to improve our nation's health makes sense

The following editorial appeared Monday in the Washington Post:

April 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Slash spending, reduce deficit by adding carbon tax

The following editorial appeared in Sunday's Washington Post:

March 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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…

Guest Column: Impress upon EPA the impact of proposed Navajo plant emission plans

For more than three years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been considering requiring new emission controls to reduce haze-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) released as a byproduct of burning coal to create electricity at the Navajo Generating Station. The Central Arizona Project fo…

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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February 01, 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…

US tightens air-quality rule for soot emissions

WASHINGTON - In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution.

December 15, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

EPA imposes new emission limits on Ariz. power plants

FLAGSTAFF - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prescribed new pollution limits on three coal-fired Arizona power plants, aiming to protect the environment and air quality for wilderness areas and landmarks such as the Grand Canyon.

November 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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