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[REGIONAL NEWS] Trump administration to block California’s stringent auto emission rules

Posted by   /  September 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Environmental Protection Agency officials sent the state a letter last week warning that the tougher emission rules violate federal law. By David Jackson, Michael Collins and John Fritze | USA TODAY  The Trump administration is planning to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle emission standards, blocking an environmental effort by the deeply blue […]

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Nothing standing in the way of energy storage’s ‘explosive growth’: Navigant

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

Credit: GE By Ricardo Rodriguez | Utility Dive The growth of the global energy storage market is creating one headline after another, as analysis after analysis predicts new heights of investments and deployments. Coupled with falling technology costs, particularly for lithium-ion batteries, energy storage is expected to play a key part in the global transition […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Mighty 5 campaign brought an extra half-million visitors to parks; now Utah wants to steer them to other places

Posted by   /  September 16, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

This “wallscape,” depicting Utah’s national parks, towered over Los Angeles’ Wilshire Boulevard for two months in 2013. This was the start of the state’s famed “Mighty 5” ad campaign, which new research shows helped drive the big visitation surges at some of the parks / Photo courtesy of Utah Office of Tourism By Brian Maffly […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS — OPINION] Interior Department is cutting the public out of public lands planning

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

 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah is a good example of what’s at stake with these plans./Utah Geological Survey In the past four months alone, BLM has done a bait-and-switch on six management plans covering 22 million acres in Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. By Anne Shields, former chief of staff for former Interior […]

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Businesses welcome, environmentalists dread end of Obama-era water rule

Posted by   /  September 14, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Water  /  No Comments

Arizona Farm Bureau President Stefanie Smallhouse said the rule turned what was once a sensible process for farmers on its head  Critics of the Trump administration’s plan to repeal the Waters of the United States rule said that it will leave waters in much of the West unprotected by the Clean Water Act, pointing to […]

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Energy development in Utah could grow by 280 square miles after federal lease auction nets $1.5M in bids

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

The Bureau of Land Management auctioned oil and gas leases on an archaeologically rich part of San Juan County surrounding Montezuma Canyon, pictured here. /Courtesy photo by EcoFlight By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune The share of Utah under lease for oil and gas development could grow by nearly 280 square miles this […]

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[OPINION] Rose Law Group Co-Founder Court Rich in AZCentral: Here’s the question no one is asking about APS’s secret spending

Posted by   /  September 12, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Don Brandt, CEO of Arizona Public Service and its parent company, Pinnacle West Capital Corp., appears before the Arizona Corporation Commission in Phoenix on Sept. 4, 2019. /Pool Photo: Tom Tingle/The Republic Opinion: Why did APS funnel money to support the son of a regulator when he ran for secretary of state? The Corporation Commission […]

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Grijalva accuses Trump administration of ‘poorly-veiled attempt’ to scrap BLM

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

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Tucson) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol./\Photo by Alex Edelman / Getty Images By Allison Winter | Arizona Mirror U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s plan to disperse the Bureau of Land Management to offices across the West as an attempt […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah shines among top 10 states for solar energy

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

An epoxy surface is applied as work continues on the new Facebook data center in Eagle Mountain on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019./Scott G Winterton Nationwide, renewable energy skyrockets over past 10 years By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News Wind turbines and solar panels may have been novelties 10 years ago, but across America’s landscape, […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] PG&E offers $16.9 billion for wildfire claims. Will that get utility out of bankruptcy?

Posted by   /  September 10, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

 PG&E is about to go bankrupt. Will the troubled utility keep the lights on as it finds a resolution of the billions of dollars it faces in potential liabilities from the Camp Fire and the wine country wildfires./ BY DAVID CARACCIO | HECTOR AMEZCUA By Dale Kasler | The Sacramento Bee PG&E Corp. put $16.9 […]

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