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Arizona prepares for new EPA carbon emission standards

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Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants. By the end of summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide and in Arizona by more than 50 percent — one of the… Read More →

State challenges pollution control upgrades

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The Arizona Corporation Commission is criticizing recent actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the state’s power plants. The commission voted Tuesday to file an amicus brief in federal appeals court supporting the state’s challenge to pollution control upgrades at three coal-fired power plants. The EPA partially approved Arizona’s air quality plan… Read More →

EPA rule puts Arizona plants on track to upgrade

by in Business News | Economy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had outlined a final plan for upgrades at three Arizona coal-fired power plants. The agency on Friday followed through with a proposal to partially reject Arizona’s air quality plan. It came up with one of its own to control nitrogen oxide emissions that impair visibility at 18 national parks and… Read More →

State Land Department, APS Partner On First Solar Facility To Be Built On State Land

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by in Economy | Green | Workforce

Arizona’s State Land Department and Arizona Public Service are working in coordination to build the first-ever solar project on Arizona State Trust lands. Nearly 400 acres in Yuma County will soon be home to the 35-megawatt APS Foothills Solar Plant. The cost to APS for a 35-year lease on the land is $10 million, which… Read More →