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Florence residents want town to budget to fight area mine

Posted by   /  April 21, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Mark Cowling | PinalCentral As the town looks for cuts and ways to save in the new fiscal year budget, a few residents urged the council not to skimp on legal fees in the town’s ongoing battles against Florence Copper. The town recently calculated it has spent an average of almost $300,000 per year […]

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Court rejects Arizona’s challenge to EPA-imposed emissions rules

Posted by   /  April 18, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Arren Kimbel-Sannit | Cronkite News The Environmental Protection Agency was within its rights to impose certain standards on industrial sites in Arizona in place of state rules meant to ensure visibility in federal parks, a federal appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected arguments by the […]

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Culture, economics drive many to fight for power plant’s future

Posted by   /  April 16, 2017  /  Economy, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun Victor Mannie has worked for Navajo Generating Station’s operator, Salt River Project, for 36 years. Working at the power plant was his first job out of high school and now Mannie is traveling to chapters across the Navajo Nation to inform tribal members about the likelihood that the […]

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Grand Canyon Escalade project resurfaces

Posted by   /  April 15, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange As the likely closures of the Navajo Generating Station and the Kayenta Mine brings increasing economic uncertainty to the Navajo Nation and Grand Canyon region, an economic development project that could permanently reshape the area has resurfaced. On Monday, April 17 the Navajo Nation Council’s Naabik’iyati’ Committee will […]

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Coal plant closure signals major changes for Central Arizona Project

Posted by   /  April 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Danielle Izzo | Breaking Energy Arizona utilities have come to an agreement on the future of the operations at the Navajo Generating Station. Their recent decision will result in the closing of the coal plant, which has been a key energy source for the Central Arizona Project. The Central Arizona Project, which makes use […]

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[IN-DEPTH] Siege has ended, but battle over public lands rages on

Posted by   /  April 14, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

A year after the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge, new and old players wage battle over what and whom the lands are for By Kirk Johnson | The New York Times URNS, Ore. — A year ago, this corner of rural Oregon became center stage in the drawn-out drama over public lands when […]

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New solar-powered device can pull water straight from the desert air

Posted by   /  April 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

By Robert Service | Science You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but wringing water from the desert sky is now possible, thanks to a new spongelike device that uses sunlight to suck water vapor from air, even in low humidity. The device can produce nearly 3 liters of water per day, and researchers say […]

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Study finds major benefits to keeping Navajo Generating Station operational

Posted by   /  April 8, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Arizona Business Daily Reports The latest news out of the battle over the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) gives the coal plant an edge that could keep it in operation beyond 2019, according to a study presented at the Arizona Corporation Commission meeting on Thursday. Related: Workshop explores future of coal industry in Arizona Even the […]

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9th Circuit sides with feds in air quality dispute

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times A federal court on Monday rejected efforts by some companies, aided by state officials, to void air quality requirements imposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In an extensive ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Asarco and CalPortland Co. have no […]

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Court Rich, Rose Law Group senior partner and director of renewable energy department, talks to NPR Weekend Edition

Posted by   /  April 3, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Rose Law Group  /  No Comments

Solar power advocates undeterred by Trump’s climate policies National Public Radio Some worry that President Trump’s rollback in climate policy will hurt renewable energy. But in Arizona, a state that has embraced solar energy, those in the industry say the outlook is still bright. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Next, we’re going to Arizona where renewable energy is […]

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