Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.
A White House advisory body is now informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Copper Mine dispute.
The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.
The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.
When Congress expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2007, it did so with three important policy objectives in mind.
How did we reach the point where the government is promoting a dreadful fuel that gets worse fuel economy than gasoline or diesel, drives up food prices, damages car engines and has unintended environmental consequences?
A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.
The water table beneath three Arizona coal ash landfills lies 300 to 900 feet deep. The ground is tightly packed clay. The sites lie miles from populated areas.
Arizona is challenging a federal decision that requires three coal-fired power plants to upgrade pollution controls.
Arizona Public Service said it may be forced to close down one of the units at its Cholla power plant near Holbrook if the EPA rules go into effect.
PHOENIX - State officials and utilities are trying to kill a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force owners of three coal-fired power plants to install expensive pollution-control equipment to improve visibility.
With this year’s property tax assessment my home is worth just about what I owe on my mortgage. I’m going to have a lot in common with the redneck who ignores the “Do not enter when flooded” sign. We’re both under water and we have no one to blame but ourselves.
PHOENIX — Two types of snails native to eastern and southern Arizona are getting protection under the Endangered Species Act.