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[REGIONAL NEWS] Donald Trump’s five most dangerous attacks on the environment

Posted by   /  July 8, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Trump announced plans to slash the size of Bears Ears national monument in Utah. /Photograph: Andrew Cullen/Reuters Trump’s administration has pursued cuts in environmental protections that are critical to the health of all Americans By Miranda Bryant | The Guardian Donald Trump is set to hail his administration’s “environmental leadership” on Monday in a speech […]

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The great redaction: Rosemont reclamation costs blacked out

Posted by   /  July 7, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Many of the pages of the Rosemont Mine reclamation report are blacked out./Hudbay Minerals Inc.   By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star  While the company planning to build the Rosemont open-pit copper mine has long touted its reclamation efforts, it’s keeping their costs and some other key details out of the public eye. That information, […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Southern California earthquake rattles a state wary of the ‘big one’

Posted by   /  July 7, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Big waves caused by the earthquake in a swimming pool in Ridgecrest, Calif./Screengrab By Tim Arango and Thomas Fuller | The New York Times In the bottom of the fourth inning, Dodger Stadium swayed. Rides at Disneyland were evacuated, and so were movie theaters in Los Angeles. Near Palm Springs, pools sloshed and chandeliers at […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Earthquake did not damage Las Vegas stadium, official says

Posted by   /  July 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

 No injuries or damage reported at the under-construction Las Vegas stadium from Friday night’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake under Southern California. /Erik Verduzco / Las Vegas Review-Journal  By Nicole Raz | Las Vegas Review-Journal No injuries or damage were reported at the under-construction Las Vegas stadium from Friday night’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake under Southern California. Don […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California braced for more aftershocks after 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Posted by   /  July 6, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Ridgecrest in southern California on Friday morning, causing significant damage in the area. /Photograph: David McNew/Reuters The Guardian  Emergency officials in southern California’s high desert are braced for strong, potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that damaged buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked numerous fires near its remote epicenter. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] BLM considering restrictions on dispersed camping on fragile lands in Utah

Posted by   /  July 5, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Lisa Bryant of the federal Bureau of Land Management picks up improperly disposed human waste near a campsite in southern Utah. Damage from off-road vehicles is another problem in remote spaces, she says. /Photo by Nate Hegyi/KUER By Nate Hegyi | KUER The scene was picture-perfect for the cover of a nature magazine: purple and […]

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Opportunity Zones can drive development of renewable energy; Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group transactional attorney, comments

Posted by   /  July 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

By James Ellsmoor  | Forbes Contributor    The race is now on to determine whether renewable energy developers can catch up to their real estate counterparts. Opportunity Zones promise to be a major tool in the future development of the United States. In the United States, Opportunity Zones (OZs) have provided developers with new possibilities. The race […]

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Political fight brews on Corporation Commission

Posted by   /  July 4, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Lea Marquez Peterson By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The lone Democrat on the Arizona Corporation Commission is accusing its newest member of “using her office to advance her election chances.” In a filing at the commission, Sandra Kennedy said that Lea Marquez Peterson appears more interested in pleasing Gov. […]

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APS settled claims for 2 customers who died after their power was shut off

Posted by   /  July 3, 2019  /  Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

Credit: Phoenix Business Journal By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic  Arizona Public Service Co. settled claims for two customers who died after their power was shut off. Arizona Public Service Co. has been sued twice in the last decade when customers died after their power was cut because they didn’t pay their bills, the company […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] A new law would permit Salt Lake City to reach its renewable energy goal faster, but some mayoral candidates say they’d be even more aggressive

Posted by   /  July 2, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other local government and environmental leaders unveil new electric vehicle charging stations on 500 South near The Leonardo at a news conference on Monday, April 22, 2019. /Taylor Stevens/ The Salt Lake Tribune By Taylor Stevens | Salt Lake City Tribune Salt Lake City residents may be able […]

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