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Chandler and SRP butt heads over power line routes

Posted by   /  May 26, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic The Salt River Project’s proposed routes for power lines in Chandler are facing criticism and opposition again but this time the city council is getting involved. SRP-proposed power lines in Chandler are sparking controversy again, but this time the City Council is getting involved in the nearly four-year saga. […]

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Lobbyist declares innocence in Corporation Commission federal case

Posted by   /  May 26, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Suggests fiendish ‘unindicted co-conspirator’ By Katie Campbell | Arizona Capitol Times Lobbyist Jim Norton’s attorney said Friday federal charges against him hinge on the allegations of an “unindicted co-conspirator,” whose motivations will become “transparent” when the mystery person’s identity is revealed. In a written statement issued Friday in response to a 17-count federal indictment, Norton […]

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APS continues its fight against disclosing political contributions

Posted by   /  May 26, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Says commissioner has no grounds for such By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Sun The attorney for the state’s largest electric utility said the fact that Bob Burns may think the other members of the Arizona Corporation Commission are “scoundrels” does not give him the right to issue his own subpoena […]

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Former AZ utility regulator, lobbyist, utility owner charged with conspiracy, bribery, fraud

Posted by   /  May 25, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Evan Wyloge and Jim Small | Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, his wife, prominent lobbyist Jim Norton and utility owner George Johnson with conspiracy, bribery, mail fraud and wire fraud, over what prosecutors lay out as a scheme to pay off Pierce in […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 25, 2017: The world’s biggest retail real estate convention is living up to its name again in Sin City.

Posted by   /  May 25, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Las Vegas: Real estate dealmaking in full swing at RECon 2017 Salt Lake City Outdoor Retailer parent buys SIA Snow Show, will combine for huge Denver trade event California: The epic, ugly battle over finishing the 710 Freeway might finally be coming to an end New Mexico Legislature sends new budget package to Martinez

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Arizona environmental chief, physician differ on role of EPA

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Misael Cabrera told separate House and Senate committees that federal regulators should give states more respect, and more leeway, in setting environmental policy. /Photo by Ben Moffat/Cronkite News A panel of health and environmental experts – including Arizona witnesses on either end of the table – testify to a […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 24, 2017: A devastating earthquake will definitely happen, there is much residents can do to protect themselves.

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say Denver’s increasing population density takes its toll: breathing room drops below national norm Utah: Presidents can’t undo national monuments, new study says New Mexico House speaker rules out tax overhaul Las Vegas: Mobile betting at Raiders […]

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No Christmas tree atop Camelback Mountain, panel advises

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Kaila White | The Republic Nearly six months after controversy initially broke out over whether a holiday tree should be allowed on the summit of Camelback Mountain, a city of Phoenix committee voted unanimously Monday night recommending the city ban the tradition altogether. “I was totally surprised, as was everyone else there,” said John […]

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Renewable energy powers jobs for almost 10 million people

Posted by   /  May 24, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Mahmoud Habboush | Bloomberg Renewable energy employed 9.8 million people last year, up 1.1 percent from 2015, led by solar photovoltaic at 3.09 million jobs, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s annual report on the industry. Growth has slowed in the past two years while solar photovoltaic and wind categories more than doubled […]

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REGIONAL NEWS for May 22, 2017: Huntsman merger chemical industry is seeing more consolidation.

Posted by   /  May 22, 2017  /  Education, Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Utah: Huntsman Corp. to merge with Swiss rival Clariant to create a chemical giant New Mexico: School districts, families sue state over education funding After years of planning, California likely to roll out earthquake early warning system next year, scientists say The sun could soon shine again on rooftop solar in Nevada Diesel drivers who […]

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