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Tucson Electric shut off customers 15,000 times in 2018, documents say

Posted by   /  July 19, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Tucson Electric Power in downtown Tucson on May 8, 2019.Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star By David Wichner | Arizona Daily Star Tucson Electric Power Co. disconnected customers more than 15,000 times for nonpayment last year, according to documents filed with the Arizona Corporation Commission as part of its recently adopted summertime ban on disconnecting […]

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House panel OKs bills to rein in mining around Grand Canyon, elsewhere

Posted by   /  July 18, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Canyon Mine uses water cannons to evaporate water from its holding pond near the mine shaft. (Blake McCord/Grand Canyon Trust) By Miranda Faulkner | Cronkite News Democratic lawmakers beat back a series of Republican amendments Wednesday before advancing bills to restrict mining around the Grand Canyon and on tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico. […]

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Land-use changes considered for 795-acre solar energy farm off Interstate 8

Posted by   /  July 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter Pinal County officials are looking at the re-designation of 795 acres of land southwest of Casa Grande off Interstate 8 for a large solar energy development. EDP Renewables North America LLC wants to develop the Casa Grande Carmel Solar Park on a wide swath of land at […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Acres of destruction left by Colorado’s historic avalanche season are also delivering climate change evidence

Posted by   /  July 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Two student researchers were sent with chainsaws to a debris field above Silverton, Colorado, to collect tree-ring specimens for dendrochronologists looking for data about the avalanche cycle in Colorado. /Nina Riggio/Special to The Colorado Sun Researchers think secrets hidden in the rings of millions of felled trees may reveal the relationship between climate and avalanche […]

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He took down dams, freed wolves and preserved wildlands. Bruce Babbitt is still at work

Posted by   /  July 15, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Featured News, Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Babbitt played a central role in some of the country’s biggest environmental decisions. On a 6-mile hike, the former Arizona governor and interior secretary reflects on his career, politics, and why conserving wilderness matters. By Ian James | Arizona Republic SEDONA — The rising sun was just starting to light up the tops of the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Ridgecrest earthquake packed the power of 45 nuclear bombs, but its impact was muted

Posted by   /  July 14, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

A house fire broke out after an earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, on Thursday morning./abc7News Impact from 7.1 quake (Los Angeles Times) By Rong –Gong Lin | San Diego Union-Tribune  When the magnitude 7.1 earthquake ruptured the earth in the Mojave Desert, it packed the energy of 45 nuclear bombs of the type that fell on […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California Lawmakers give utilities a backstop on wildfire liability

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

wooded area of Northern California ravaged by a 2015 wildfire that was started by a Pacific Gas & Electric power line. The utility, which has filed for bankruptcy, has estimated its wildfire liabilities at more than $30 billion/Credit Max Whittaker for The New York Times By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis | The New York […]

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When you’re up to your . . . Rose Law Reporter Notable Cartoon

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, PHOTOS/CARTOONS, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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Corporation Commission adopts ethics code, limits on campaign contributions

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

State utility regulator Boyd Dunn July 10, 2019, at the Corporation Commission. Dunn wants changes to ethics rules to disqualify commissioners from voting on matters when they have received campaign help from someone involved in the case. /Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer By Gary Grado | Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators unanimously […]

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Energy regulators want APS CEO Don Brandt to show up at next meeting

Posted by   /  July 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times State utility regulators on Thursday invited the top executive of Arizona Public Service to answer questions at next month’s Arizona Corporation Commission meeting with the clear implication that, if he doesn’t come willingly they, will force the issue. Don Brandt “It’s time, past time, that […]

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