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Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company

Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company

Pinal County Supervisors Approve Land-Use Change For Solar Company by Mariana Dale | KJZZ The Pinal County Board of Supervisors this month paved the way for a nearly 3,000 acre solar power plant by changing the land-use from residential to green energy production. “The Picacho Solar Project […]

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Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains

Desert bighorn sheep translocated to Goldfield Mountains by Apache Junction Independent The next time you’re out hiking or just meandering in the Goldfield Mountains north of Apache Junction, take a good look around. If you’re lucky, maybe way up high on the crags, you’ll see one or […]

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State water officials say no crisis in near future

State water officials say no crisis in near future by Heather Smathers | Casa Grande Dispatch Water officials say there’s no cause for alarm on a water crisis in Arizona, at least not yet. Speaking to the Economic Development Group of Eloy on Thursday at Robson Ranch, […]

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Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit

Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit

Florence Copper seeks to amend air quality permit by Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune Florence Copper has applied for a “minor amendment” to its Pinal County air quality permit. The company says the change is to acknowledge the project’s lower emissions through improved technology. […]

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EPA announces $23.5 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona

EPA announces $23.5 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona by Sonoran News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $23.5 million in funding to 15 Arizona tribes, including the Navajo Nation, to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure. These funds, together with about $2.9 […]

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Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth

Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth

Water fight tied directly to Arizona’s growth by Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is pushing a series of controversial proposals to overhaul state water management. One reason is to assure investors that Arizona has enough water for future economic development. But water […]

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Meetings scheduled on alternatives for Apache Trail west of Apache Junction

Meetings scheduled on alternatives for Apache Trail west of Apache Junction

Meetings scheduled on alternatives for Apache Trail west of Apache Junction by Richard H Dyer | Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration have scheduled two open house meetings on Monday, Nov. 6, to allow the public to learn about and […]

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Arizona warns developers: There may not be enough water to build in Pinal County

Arizona warns developers: There may not be enough water to build in Pinal County by Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Plans for a large master-planned community in Casa Grande have hit a major roadblock: The state of Arizona says there might not be enough water underground in aquifers to support the […]

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Residents urge town to keep up the fight against Florence Copper

Residents urge town to keep up the fight against Florence Copper

Residents urge town to keep up the fight against Florence Copper by Mark Cowling | Florence Reminder & Blade Tribune Council members said the town will continue fighting to prevent the Florence Copper Project from operating, despite the recent dismissal of their federal appeals. “We’re not giving […]

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When the desert gets developed, where does the water go?

When the desert gets developed, where does the water go? by Charlie Goff | special to the Independent Are you interested in local government efforts to promote and protect the public’s health, peace, safety, comfort, and convenience in the face of development? Could revision of the Pinal […]

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