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In response to a letter by Mr. Russell, Do you feel censored for dealing in pornography? Good!
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.
The state Department of Environmental Quality is failing to ensure that owners of underground storage tanks have insurance or other coverage, leaving taxpayers on the hook if and when they leak, a new report states.
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).
Americans believe in science. Generally, most of us have faith in medicine. A majority of Americans, though ever-thinning, tell pollsters they’re religious and yet we’ve reached virtual consensus about going to the hospital when we’re sick. We are, in some cases, obligated by law to seek medical care. Courts have found the denial of medical care to children, when it results in their death, to be a crime. In the eyes of the law, science trumps religious fervor.
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.
Maricopa County officials have sent out an Ozone advisory for Wednesday that recommends people cut down on driving.
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.
Of all the movie villains we've met lately, few are stranger than Delacourt, Jodie Foster's evil, white-blonde, power-suited and power-hungry defense official in "Elysium," the much-awaited but ultimately somewhat disappointing new film from director Neill Blomkamp.
In Cateura, Paraguay, there is landfill. Out of that landfill grew a shantytown. Out of that shantytown grew an orchestra — an orchestra with instruments made of garbage — a Recycled Orchestra.
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’
PHOENIX — Homebuilders have lost another bid to stop federal agencies from designating two stretches of the Santa Cruz River as “navigable.”
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.
CINCINNATI — Berry bushes and squash vines, apple and pear saplings, and inches-high corn plants growing now are envisioned to blossom into an "edible forest garden" in urban Cincinnati for the benefit of joggers, bicyclists, hikers and those who simply want to relax along a waterway.
In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 photo, Robin Corathers, executive director of Groundwork Cincinnati, stands next to the Mill Creek, in Cincinnati. The creek runs through industrial areas and has long been a problem due to deforestation, pollution and sewer overflow. The city of Cincinnati is growing an edible forest garden near the creek as part of a years-long effort to restore the Mill Creek valley. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 photo, Duke Energy employee Mark Davis removes brush from along the Mill Creek, in Cincinnati. Duke provided volunteers to help with the city's efforts to clean up the creek that runs through industrial areas and has long been a problem due to deforestation, pollution and sewer overflow. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
In this Wednesday, June 12, 2013 photo, Scotts Miracle-Gro representative Chris Cerveny, left, and Robin Corathers of Groundwork Cincinnati walk along the Mill Creek Greenway, in Cincinnati. The city of Cincinnati, with the help of ScottsMiracle-Gro’s GRO1000 program, is revitalizing the area near the creek that runs through industrial areas and has long been a problem due to deforestation, pollution and sewer overflow. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
In this Wednesday, July 12, 2013 photo, volunteer Jonathan Sears plants seeds in a garden along Spring Grove Ave. near the Mill Creek, in Cincinnati. The creek runs through industrial areas and has long been a problem due to deforestation, pollution and sewer overflow. The city of Cincinnati is growing an edible forest garden near the creek as part of a years-long effort to restore the Mill Creek valley. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
“What a national shame, 4th of July fireworks canceled at five military bases whilst the ‘grand poobah’ flaunts 100 million of our dollars to vacation in Africa and reunite with the ‘relates.’ Reprehensible!”