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Corporation Commission attorneys seek to block Burns’ bid to expose APS election spending

Posted by   /  November 14, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel’s members to investigate whether financial help they got or are suspected of getting from Arizona Public Service for their elections tainted their […]

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Accused of shrinking national monuments for energy development, Zinke prepares to exit Interior

Posted by   /  November 12, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  The news comes just a day after Trump told reporters that word on Zinke’s fate may come ‘in about a week. By Ben Lefebvre and Eliana Johnson | Politico Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has been exploring potential roles with Fox News, the energy industry or other businesses amid growing signs that he will leave […]

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Costly and nasty: Failure of Prop. 127 won’t stop renewable energy push, experts say

Posted by   /  November 9, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Bryce Newberry | Cronkite News The fight over whether Arizona should get half of its electricity from solar, wind and other renewable sources turned bitter election night when Attorney General Mark Brnovich called out California billionaire Tom Steyer for using California’s energy policies to try to influence Arizona’s policies. “I’ve got a message […]

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Out of options, the Navajo Nation seeks to take over troubled NGS coal plant

Posted by   /  November 3, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic With no power companies willing to take the risk, the Navajo Nation on Friday said it wants control of a troubled coal plant near Page that is slated to close next year. The facility is too important to the tribe’s economy to let it close, tribe officials said.   […]

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Supreme Court refuses to halt young people’s climate lawsuit

Posted by   /  November 3, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  Daily Beast The Supreme Court refused to halt a lawsuit filed by 21 young people who are accusing the U.S. government of violating their constitutional rights by not fighting climate change, The Washington Post reports. The court denied the Trump Administration’s emergency request to stop the 2015 lawsuit. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch […]

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Sentiment towards APS could affect various political races

Posted by   /  October 31, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Tmes The outcome of several key races on next week’s ballot could turn on how Arizonans feel about their utility company — especially if it’s Arizona Public Service. Officially, the only race in which APS is directly involved, at least to date, is its high-dollar […]

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Can Colorado get to 100 percent renewable energy? It’s complicated, utilities say

Posted by   /  October 30, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  Utility executives say issues of carbon reduction, portfolio diversity are important By Judith Kohler | The Denver Post With one of Colorado’s gubernatorial candidates promoting 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, utility executives were asked during a summit Monday if that’s an achievable goal. The answer: It’s complicated. Democratic Congressman Jared Polis has set […]

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Energy delivery company chooses Cochise County expansion location

Posted by   /  October 29, 2018  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  Arizona Business Daily North America’s largest energy infrastructure company will expand its current operations in Cochise County in a $40 million project expected to begin next year. After a nearly two-year search for land to build its new natural gas compressor station, Texas-based Kinder Morgan will construct the facility next to its existing Willcox […]

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Want to put APS in its place? Your choice on the Arizona Corporation Commission can do it

Posted by   /  October 27, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  Editorial board | Arizona Republic Published 6:07 a.m. MT Oct. 26, 2018 Opinion: If you want to flip the script on APS influence on the Arizona Corporation Commission, choose 1 Democrat and 1 Republican. (Editor’s note:Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) It often makes sense to vote along party lines in the […]

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Court gives tribe, environmentalists new chance to fight uranium mine

Posted by   /  October 26, 2018  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Vandana Ravikumar | Cronkite News A federal appeals court said Thursday that the Havasupai tribe and environmental advocates can challenge an existing uranium mine on land near the Grand Canyon where mining was recently banned. The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a partial reversal […]

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