Environment

Stronger clean energy standards will mean a stronger Arizona economy

Updating and improving the state’s energy policy for the utilities the ACC regulates could address two looming issues: COVID-19 job losses and the pollution that leads to climate change in Arizona.

McSally, other vulnerable 2020 GOPers spur public lands bill passage

Endangered Republican senators like Arizona’s Martha McSally provided key backing for the public lands bill the U.S. Senate passed June 17, a possible indication the issue holds increasingly bipartisan appeal.

Clean water is key for Navajo Nation, other tribes, to avoid next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the deep inequities that run through our country, and nowhere is that more stark than on the Navajo Nation.

Now more than ever, Arizona needs leadership on clean air

Phoenix jumped from 32nd place to 7th place in the list of U.S. cities with the highest levels of particulate pollution and is one of eight cities that reached the worst level of particulate pollution ever recorded. 

An Earth Day open letter to the Arizona Corporation Commissioners

As a life-long environmentalist, Earth Day has always been a very special day for me. Even though this year brings alternative virtual events due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the continued push for environmental justice, real action on climate change and strong renewable energy standards for Arizona are more important than ever.

Visitors flock to National Parks after Trump waives fees. Is that safe?

Visitors at Arizona’s Saguaro National Park overflowed parking lots last week and pulled their vehicles off road, destroying vegetation. Park managers issued a plea on Facebook, asking visitors to change their hiking plans based on availability.

Government watchdog: Trump hasn’t justified BLM move

The Bureau of Land Management is losing at least half of the employees designated to move west as part of the Trump administration’s controversial relocation plan, leaving a bare-bones workforce to lead the agency.

Activists ask Phoenix to declare climate emergency, do more sooner

Meet Claire Nelson, one of several activists who gathered Monday in front of City Hall to call on city officials to declare a climate emergency.

Grijalva to Trump: Put the brakes on NEPA rewrite

Rep. Raúl Grijalva on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s effort to overhaul one of the nation’s bedrock environmental policy laws at a rare public hearing with administration officials. 

Leaders say border wall blasting typical of feds’ neglect of tribes

Tohono O’odham Nation Chairman Ned Norris said the “controlled blasting” for a border wall that will ultimately cut through his reservation is just the latest example of the federal government ignoring its duty to consult with tribes.
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