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[REGIONAL NEWS] California floating the notion of banning gas-powered cars

Posted by   /  May 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Chris Woodyard | USA TODAY  California without gasoline-burning cars? The idea is starting to be floated. A top regulator came close Thursday, but ultimately backed away from directly raising the notion of giving the boot to exhaust-belching automobiles, a staple of life in the freeway-happy Golden State for more than a century. Speaking at […]

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Big solar land deal closes in Pinal involving same power player who forged Lucid Motors, Nikola Motor plants

Posted by   /  May 17, 2019  /  By Mike Sunnucks, Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Transportation  /  No Comments

Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Saint Holdings By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Pinal County is home to two of the most innovative and disruptive deals in the country — Lucid Motors’ planned $700 million electric car plant in Casa Grande and Nikola Motor’s planned hydrogen and electric powered truck plant in Coolidge. […]

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California activist Tom Steyer jumps into APS fight, encourages protest over rate hike

Posted by   /  May 14, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer is joining the fight to overturn a 2017 rate hike for APS that has drawn complaints from thousands of customers. /Photo: H. Darr Beiser/USA Today By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  The billionaire California activist who went head to head with Arizona Public Service Co. last year over a clean-energy ballot […]

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[SUNDAY FEATURE] In Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains, plans for the giant Rosemont mine have unleashed a battle

Posted by   /  May 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News  /  No Comments

Mine opponents say the open-pit mine would tear up the landscape, destroy springs and streams, and ravage habitat that provides a vital sanctuary for rare animals that roam the wilds of southern Arizona By Ian James and Priscilla Totiyapungprasert | Arizona Republic CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST — Sloping ridges descend from the rocky spine of the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Trump plan to allow new fracking on California coast, Central Valley moves forward

Posted by   /  May 11, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

 Hydraulic fracturing is currently used on between 10 to 20 percent of all oil and gas wells on public lands in Central California managed by the Bureau of Land Management Bakersfield Field Office. /Courtesy BLM By Emily Cadel and Monica Vaughan | Sacramento Bee California, the third-largest oil producing state in the nation, on Wednesday, […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Trump administration moves forward with final rule to allow new California drilling

Posted by   /  May 10, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Miranda Green | The Hill Trump administration moves forward with final rule to allow new California drilling The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with its plan to open up hundreds of thousands of acres on California’s Central Coast to oil and gas drilling. The effort comes despite opposition from Democratic officials in the Golden […]

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U.S. surpasses 2 million solar installations as industry looks to ‘dominate’ the 2020s

Posted by   /  May 9, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

The market’s rapid growth has “reshaped the energy conversation in this country,” says Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association./Shuttercock By Emma Foehringer | Greentech Media The number of solar installations in the United States has officially surpassed 2 million, according to the latest data from Wood Mackenzie Power & […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] The ‘golden’ state? Gold mines making big comeback in northern Nevada

Posted by   /  May 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Nevada has always produced great quantities of gold.  By Gerard Ramahlo ] KSNV-TV There’s a gold rush underway and it’s about to create a modern-day boom for one area of the Silver State. If there is still a wild west out there, it may be near the town of Ely, Nevada. It was established as […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Hearing denied on planned nuclear waste storage facility

Posted by   /  May 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

A rendering of what Holtec International’s interim nuclear waste repository would look like if completed. /Photo: Holtec International By Scott Turner | Albuquerque Journal  Opponents of a proposed interim nuclear fuel storage facility in southeast New Mexico are vowing to appeal a Nuclear Regulatory Commission board decision Tuesday that denied them an evidentiary hearing. The […]

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High-level Trump appointee sought reversal on Arizona development near San Pedro River, ex-official says

Posted by   /  May 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Water  /  No Comments

San Pedro River just north of the U.S. border with Mexico. /Photo by Kenneth Mays By Ian James | Arizona Republic  During the 29 years that Steve Spangle worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, he took pride in making objective, science-based decisions about protecting endangered species. But in 2017, Spangle said, he received […]

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