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Marana investigating a solar future

Marana investigating a solar future by Danyelle Khmara | Marana News The Marana Town Council approved a resolution 5-2 to assess and possibly implement a solar-energy system that could save the town up to $5.7 million over 25 years. Since 2007, the cost of electric through Tucson […]

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Task force examines water quality standards

Task force examines water quality standards

Task force examines water quality standards Central Arizona Project In May 2017, Central Arizona Project (CAP) Board President Lisa Atkins established the Water Quality Standards Task Force, comprised of CAP Board Members. The scope of the Task Force is to review the legal, operational and policy considerations […]

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Salt River Project to study effect of solar on the grid

Salt River Project to study effect of solar on the grid by Apache Junction Independent More than 750 Salt River Project customers are participating in an advanced inverter study to investigate how solar and other types of customer-generated energy sources impact the grid. The purpose of the […]

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Agreement may be near on development water for ag land

Agreement may be near on development water for ag land by Kelly Fisher | Arizona City Independent A compromise regarding the amount of water that agricultural land retains for future development may be near. Tasked with altering the water credit program, a committee of the Pinal Active […]

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Apache Trail redevelopment meeting July 17

Apache Trail redevelopment meeting July 17

Apache Trail redevelopment meeting July 17 by Apache Junction Independent The city of Apache Junction is holding a public hearing Aug. 1 to discuss the reaffirmation of the Apache Trail Redevelopment Area, which was originally designated in September 2012. This action would assist the community in obtaining […]

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County prepares odor complaint against Johnson Utilities

County prepares odor complaint against Johnson Utilities by Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch Most of the Board of Supervisors supported softening a motion to file a complaint against Johnson Utilities relating to air quality violations, but one stood his ground against the amended action. Rather than […]

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Florence Copper mine wells may violate zoning

Florence Copper mine wells may violate zoning

Florence Copper mine wells may violate zoning by Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune Attorneys representing the town of Florence will investigate and possibly take legal action against Florence Copper for installing two new monitoring wells beyond its state land boundary. The town has refused […]

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Ak-Chin to test water rights in court

Ak-Chin to test water rights in court by Mason Callejas | inMaricopa The Ak-Chin Indian Community is taking the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to court after the authority said it would begin denying the tribe access to water guaranteed to them by federal mandate. Ak-Chin filed […]

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Florence Copper officials maintain in-situ operation safe

Florence Copper officials maintain in-situ operation safe

Florence Copper officials maintain in-situ operation safe by Kaly Nasiff | Cronkite News Arizona’s economy has been built historically on the five C’s: cotton, citrus, cattle, climate and copper. The state’s mining industry — Arizona makes up 65 percent of copper production in the United States — […]

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Residents split on whether to continue fighting Florence Copper

Residents split on whether to continue fighting Florence Copper

Residents split on whether to continue fighting Florence Copper by Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune In the call to the public at Monday’s Florence Town Council meeting, citizens spoke both for and against the town continuing its expensive legal battle against Florence Copper. Douglas […]

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