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The fees for air tour operators that use technology to quiet the sound of aircraft at Grand Canyon National Park have been reduced.
East Valley residents have an opportunity to play an important role in a research project that should have a profound effect on cancer research over the next three decades.
Arizona needs to step up and take its rightful role as a leader in the energy technology industry.
Three Higley School District governing board members, Venessa Whitener, Kim Anderson, and Denise Standage, voted on Sept. 10 to accept $750,000 from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to construct and operate a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station. The reason given is to reduce air pollution caused by buses. Good grief. This unnatural fixation that we are dying in the streets from environmental catastrophe is insane. Board member Jake Hoffman tried in vain to table the vote for further research, presenting an analysis which shows that it will end up costing taxpayers $2.3 million. For example, the district doesn’t even own any CNG vehicles and will have to replace 62 buses and 53 fleet vehicles, which will take years. These three board members are not just misusing taxpayer dollars, but they are doing it without performing due diligence. They are also dabbling in an unproven industry about which they know zilch, and where they have no business, plus they are competing with the private market (Clean n Green is less than five miles from the intended site). The MCBOS will be voting on the acceptance of Higley’s grant application on Sept. 23, so this can be stopped. According to Mr. Hoffman, CNG vehicles represent less than four one-hundredths of one percent of all vehicles registered in the United States. Education should not be the petri dish for unproven, currently unsustainable commodities.
HAVANA — Each summer, microscopic dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow thousands of miles (kilometers) across the Atlantic to arrive in the Caribbean, limiting airplane pilots' visibility to just a few miles and contributing to the suffering of asthmatics trying to draw breath.
For years, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) have been spouting a story of how the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway (SMF) will save our Valley from traffic congestion and air pollution. Now that experts have weighed in, it is clear that these claims are untrue and that this freeway proposal is a major fraud perpetrated by MAG and spread by ADOT in the form of its recent Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used its public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) of the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to ask the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to conduct more tests and release more information to the community as a supplemental DEIS.
A collection of Republican representatives from Arizona, including one from the East Valley, criticized the EPA and President Barack Obama for recent actions and what they deemed repeated overreach by both as part of an “imperial presidency” at a recent hearing in Mesa.
Should the Arizona Corporation Commission require the customers of APS to provide yet another subsidy to solar energy production? That’s the question at the heart of the argument between the utility and it’s net-metering customers.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone health watch for Friday.
Our Republican Corporation Commissioners Bob Stump, Bob Burns, Brenda Burns, Gary Pierce and Susan Bitter Smith apparently agree that burning trash is good for our air quality. This seems counterproductive to me, considering that the main intent of incorporating ‘renewable energy’
There has been a struggle going on within the Gila River Indian Community concerning the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
Arizona utilities can't use electricity generated by burning trash to meet their renewable energy requirements, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Ozone Health Watch for the remainder of Monday, July 8 and for Tuesday, July 9.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club in Ahwatukee on June 18 when the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement of the South Mountain Freeway.
There was an impressive turnout at the Foothills Golf Club Tuesday night when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) hosted a final community forum on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) of the South Mountain Freeway.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
What do Newtown and Moore have in common? They were both heartbreaking tragedies, of course. But they were also targeted by opportunistic politicians eager to push their left-wing ideological agendas.
The Valley is under an ozone health watch that will continue into Saturday.
Individuals for and against the Loop 202 freeway expansion through the South Mountain area trickled in and out of the Phoenix Convention Center last week, offering passionate pleas to panel members as the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a day-long public hearing.
Individuals for and against the Loop 202 freeway expansion trickled in and out of the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday and offered passionate pleas to panel members as the Arizona Department of Transportation hosted a day-long public hearing on the South Mountain Freeway.
LOS ANGELES — When Craig Haverstick approaches the beach with his dog in tow, Stanley instinctively knows he's in for a treat. His ears perk up and he starts sniffing the salty air.
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued an ozone health watch for Tuesday.
Where are the “silver linings” for the Ahwatukee Foothills area from the proposed South Mountain Freeway?