Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wickenburg, Arizona residents and organizations invited to learn about state environmental programs at roadshow event

Arizona’s Environmental Resources Roadshow, a program run by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Keep Arizona Beautiful (KAZB), will stop in Wickenburg on Jan. 28.
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Aftermath Solutions to provide $150,000 for first responder training in Arizona

Aftermath Solutions Inc., based in Illinois, will contribute $150,000 to provide Arizona first responders with Occupation Safety and Health Administration blood-borne pathogen training for three years, as a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP).
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Center for Biological Diversity marks shortest wait list for ESA protection since 1970s

The Center for Biological Diversity celebrated the lowest number of species on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) waiting list since the 1970s, with just 42 animals and 18 plants waiting for protection under the law.
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ADEQ partners with Arizona Game and Fish Department to promote water quality

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) awarded the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) a $412,000 Water Quality Improvement grant on Monday, which will be used to improve the water quality in the San Pedro River, Little Colorado River and Oak Creek.
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Gosar says WOTUS 'forced down the throats of American people' after GAO finds EPA broke laws in promoting regulation

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) condemned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the recent release of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report found that the agency had violated federal law in its promotion of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation.
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Bipartisan group of Western senators encourage drought legislation from Energy and Natural Resources Committee

A bipartisan group of nine senators from Western states, led by U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), sent a letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (ENR) leadership requesting continued work on drought legislation to aid the region.
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Gosar criticizes environmental regulations for potential effects on coal industry

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently criticized several proposed environmental regulations for their potential effects on the coal industry after taking part in committee hearings on the rules.
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Gosar applauds passage of amendment to limit lawsuits on energy projects on federal land

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) lauded the recent approval of an amendment to the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act.
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Okinawan delegation travels to U.S. to protest military base development impacting local endangered species

A delegation of political and community leaders from Okinawa, Japan oppose a new military base in Henoko and Oura Bay, a key habitat for endangered species.
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Birmingham to unveil mural celebrating rare local fish

The Center for Biological Diversity plans to unveil a mural in Birmingham, Alabama that celebrates the watercress darter, an endangered fish native to the metropolitan area.
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Flake applauds EPA announcement to revise Clean Air Act Exceptional Events Rule

The rule allows for uncontrollable natural events in states’ air-quality measurements.
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Arizona DEQ proposes permit renewal for Globe wastewater treatment plant

The permit will allow the city’s wastewater treatment plant to discharge pollutants into water.
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House advances Gosar amendment for H.R. 22 to streamline federal permitting

The bill seeks to lessen the EPA's influence on the federal permitting process for critical infrastructure projects.
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Arizona lawmaker pleased after Bureau of Reclamation bill clears hurdle

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ)  praised the House Natural Resources Committee for advancing the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) Transparency Act, which would help Congress prioritize repairs to the bureau’s aging infrastructure, late last week.
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Arizona congressman pleased after bison-hybrid culling measure advances

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) celebrated the addition of the Grand Canyon Bison Management Act to the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act as an amendment on Thursday, which will allow hunters and conservationists to help manage an overpopulation of a buffalo and cattle hybrid.
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Gosar cheers removal of Sonoran desert tortoise from Endangered Species candidate list

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) released a statement this week commending the recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove the Sonoran desert tortoise from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) candidate list, calling it a win for common sense.
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ADEQ lifts fish consumption ban from Gila River, tributaries

After a 24-year ban due to unsafe levels of banned pesticides, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality announced this week that it has lifted the consumption ban against fish from the Gila River and its tributaries, an area encompassing 100 stream miles and 286 lake acres.
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Gosar seeks to impeach McCarthy over water-rule testimony

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) released a statement this week after sending a letter to House colleagues, asking them to co-sponsor his legislation calling for the impeachment of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy.
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Arizona declares Lake Powell safe for recreational activities

Declaration comes after contaminated water from Gold King Mine spill works its way downstream.
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