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Rep. Raul Grijalva

White House touts health-care benefits for Arizonans

WASHINGTON - More than 420,000 Arizonans will get health insurance rebates under President Obama's health-care plan, the White House said Thursday as the president went on the offensive for his beleaguered plan.

July 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Yarnell deaths lend urgency to DC talks on forest thinning In DC, voices rise for more efforts on wildfire prevention

Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.

July 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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.

December 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

More copper produced - yet less water sucked from the aquifer, less pollution, less juice needed to power the mine and mill, and fewer trucks on the road.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am
Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

A sign near an artificial pond marks the end of public access in the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Coronado National Forrest in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.

September 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
US lawmakers approve blocking Glendale-area O'odham casino

US lawmakers approve blocking Glendale-area O'odham casino

An artist rendering shows the proposed casino-resort that the Tohono O'odham Nation hopes to open near Glendale.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
US lawmakers approve blocking Glendale-area O'odham casino

US lawmakers approve blocking Glendale-area O'odham casino

WASHINGTON - Tohono O'odham leaders vowed to continue their fight for a Glendale-area casino after the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill blocking their plans Tuesday.

June 20, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
House OKs bill to give Pascua Yaqui 20 acres for Casino del Sol golf course

House OKs bill to give Pascua Yaqui 20 acres for Casino del Sol golf course

WASHINGTON - The House approved a bill this week to give 20 isolated acres of local and federal government land to the Pascua Yaqui tribe for use as part of its Casino del Sol resort in Tucson.

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