Regulators exempt Mohave County power plant from environmental review

The Arizona Corporation Commission voted to exempt a 200-megawatt power plant expansion in Mohave County from environmental review, upending the way the commission has regulated power plants for decades. State law requires utilities to obtain a certificate of environmental compatibility before building power plants larger than 100 megawatts. But UniSource Energy asked regulators to rule […]

Arizonans Want Stronger Clean Air and Climate Action

The most recent polling by the American Lung Association revealed Arizonans support clean air and climate action more than ever. More voters now consider both air pollution (83%) and climate change (80%) to be serious problems, the highest such responses to over our four years of statewide polling. Arizonans recognize our air pollution and climate […]

Report shows Phoenix metro has some of the worst air quality in the nation

A recent report from the American Lung Association shows Arizona has some of the worst air quality in the nation. Four counties, Gila, Maricopa, Pima and Pinal, were given an “F” for having some of the highest numbers of ozone days. Maricopa and Pinal counties were also given a failing grade for having high partial particle pollution.

Power company doesn’t want ACC review of new gas plants

Unisource Electric (UNSE) is planning a 200 MW gas power plant expansion of Black Mountain Generating Station located in Mohave County. UNSE is arguing that Arizona law should be reinterpreted to exempt their project from review because the individual turbines are less than 100 MW.

Countdown on the ACC’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Solar Decision

The Arizona Corporation Commission has until April 15 to respond to a motion filed by Arizona’s Attorney General demanding reconsideration of a recent order that discriminates against rooftop solar owners, allowing Arizona Public Service to charge them extra fees that don’t apply to other customers. Time left for ACC to fix unfair solar charge On Feb. 22, […]