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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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New segment of The Loop trail system follows flowing Santa Cruz River

New segment of The Loop trail system follows flowing Santa Cruz River by Doug Kreutz | Arizona Daily Star A new segment of The Loop trail system will serve up an unusual scenic gem in this arid desert region: a verdant, tree-lined stretch of the Santa Cruz […]

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Unstable ground: How earth fissures wreak havoc on Pinal County

Unstable ground: How earth fissures wreak havoc on Pinal County

Unstable ground: How earth fissures wreak havoc on Pinal County By Melanie Abramoff | Cronkite News Areas of Pinal County are riddled with earth fissures that can open up at any moment. Some residents live in constant fear of the fissures in their own backyards, and county […]

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Mining expansion leaves Florence community uneasy

Mining expansion leaves Florence community uneasy

Mining expansion leaves Florence community uneasy by Kaly Nasiff | Cronkite News Arizona’s economy has been built historically on the 5 cs: cotton, citrus, cattle, climate and copper. The state’s mining industry – Arizona makes up 65 percent of copper production in the United States – employs […]

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Residents warned about water in San Tan Valley

Residents warned about water in San Tan Valley by Rudy Rivas | ABC 15 Residents in San Tan Valley are being warned about the tap water again. Johnson Utilities sent a letter to residents warning them of high levels of nitrate in parts of the Copper Basin […]

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SRP agrees to purchase power from proposed Pinal solar plant

SRP agrees to purchase power from proposed Pinal solar plant by Kelly Fisher | Casa Grande Dispatch Salt River Project has announced it has agreed to purchase power from a proposed Pinal County solar plant that has generated opposition from nearby landowners. According to an SRP press […]

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