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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[...]
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You may have seen the jaw-dropping reports exposing how the gas utility industry was aware, as far back as the 1970s, that your gas stove could make you sick. Instead of working on a public health solution, what did they do?  Industry executives borrowed a page from the Big Tobacco playbook – they funded their own research to confuse the[...]
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At first glance, the Arizona Corporation Commission might seem like it has pretty much nothing to do with public health. But when you scratch the surface just a little, you’ll discover that the Commission does in fact influence public health.
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At AZHPCA, we understand that the health of our planet is directly linked to the health of our patients. As health professionals, we believe that we have a responsibility to advocate for climate action to protect the health of our patients and the planet. I’m grateful that the Biden administration has so far taken more[...]
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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[...]
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An Arizona utility is seeking to build natural gas turbines without having to jump through typical bureaucratic hoops for environmental approval. Critics say the request – if granted – would set a bad precedent in Arizona. The utility still has time to appeal the decision to the more powerful Arizona Corporation Commission.
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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.
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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.
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Even without the visual of a hundred retirees wearing custom neon yellow shirts, it’s clear the neighbors are upset. The atmosphere in the meeting room at the Los Lagos Golf Course — itself a splash of green on the windswept brown landscape of Arizona’s Mojave Desert — is as tense as a coiled spring when[...]
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by Arizonans for Clean Energy
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,[...]

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