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Arizona faith leaders call on McCain, Flake to fight repeal of Clean Power Plan

Posted by   /  November 15, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Shawna Truong | Cronkite News Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman described the scene of a beautiful sunset — caused by pollution leading to ugly results like asthma. “We can feel thickness in our throats, and we can feel tightness in our chests,” Sharfman said. “Something is happening to our planet.” Arizona faith leaders, from rabbis to […]

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APS rate hike shocks customers; loophole could allow rate rehearings

Posted by   /  November 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | The Republic Arizona Public Service Co. customers are reporting much higher bills than expected after the state’s utility regulators allowed the company to raise rates in mid-August. APS had projected that the average residential bill would increase approximately $6 a month, or 4.5 percent. But some customers are saying their bills […]

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Waymo tests its self-driving cars In my town. Here are the odd things I’ve seen.

Posted by   /  November 13, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Robert Rapier | Forbes Opinions expressed by Forbes contributors are their own. Two years ago on my daily commute to work in Chandler, Arizona, I noticed something new sharing the roads with me: a fleet of white cars with a funny contraption on top of it, and prominent decals on the side labeled “Google” […]

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Flagstaff council passes resolution against uranium transport

Posted by   /  November 9, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Corina Vanek | Arizona Daily Sun The Flagstaff City Council officially has opposed the transportation of uranium ore and other radioactive materials through the city and neighboring communities. The resolution, however, will have no ability to control the route trucks hauling the material will take. At a meeting last month, City Attorney Sterling Solomon […]

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As Green Roof Initiative heads to probable victory, Denver’s mayor — an opponent — turns to implementation

Posted by   /  November 9, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Officials will examine “opportunities and challenges” in measure that is most stringent in U.S. By Jon Murray | The Denver Post Mayor Michael Hancock opposed the Denver Green Roof Initiative but said Wednesday, as votes still were being counted, that his administration was taking its probable passage to heart. “We have always made a good-faith […]

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Arizona regulators OK power line upgrade from Vail to Nogales, new line to Mexico

Posted by   /  November 8, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star State regulators approved a project planned by Tucson-based UniSource Energy Services and a Texas company to upgrade a high-voltage transmission line between Vail and Nogales, and related construction of a new power line from Nogales to Mexico. The Arizona Corporation Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve both the […]

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[EDITORIAL] Navajo do the right thing by the Grand Canyon

Posted by   /  November 6, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  Salt Lake City Tribune (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) In seeking to create and, now, preserve the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, leaders of the Navajo Nation have held the clear moral high ground. Centuries of connection to the land and a reverence for its natural beauty, silence […]

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Could EPA regional headquarters move from San Francisco to Phoenix?

Posted by   /  November 4, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Lily Altavena | The Republic Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt discussed moving the agency’s regional headquarters from San Francisco to Phoenix during a meeting with metro Phoenix officials in May. GPEC President and CEO Chris Camacho said the Phoenix-area team pitched the idea. Meeting notes distributed by GPEC to attendees of the meeting […]

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[OPINION] Rick Perry’s strange sex story

Posted by   /  November 4, 2017  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Gail Collins | The New York Times (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) h, that Rick Perry. Our secretary of energy was in South Africa recently, for Africa Oil Week. Whenever the word “oil” is mentioned, Perry responds like a dog on the scent of a hamburger. So no surprise there. […]

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O’Halleran amendment fails on forest logging bill

Posted by   /  November 3, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Isaac Windes | Cronkite News A divided House on Wednesday approved a bill that supporters said would boost wildfire prevention efforts, in part by excluding forests from environmental requirements. Streamlining regulations will allow more logging, which removes the forest undergrowth that can feed wildfires, thus reducing the chances of a catastrophic blaze, supporters said. […]

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