Tuesday, November 21, 2017
APS completes first transactions on western regional Energy Imbalance Market

The Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) recently saw its first transactions as a participant in the western regional Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), which allows for buying and selling of power in smaller increments and, therefore, with greater efficiency.
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DOI affirms Arizona’s rights to waters of Lake Mead

The Department of the Interior (DOI) recently reaffirmed its commitment to honor Arizona’s rights to the waters of Lake Mead, preventing other states from using that water through conservation efforts during the drought.
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Gosar calls for removal of Lake Havasu boating restricutions

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently wrote to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) pushing to withdraw boating restrictions for Lake Havasu following an announcement from FWS Southwest Regional Director Dr. Benjamin Tuggle.
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Gosar salls for Army Corps of Engineers aid in addressing salt cedar on Gila River

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently called for support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in the removal of salt cedar trees, an invasive species, along the Gila River.
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Gosar celebrates House vote on his amendments to energy and water development appropriations Bill

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently lauded his colleagues in the House for voting affirmatively on five amendments that he introduced for H.R. 5055, the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
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Gosar criticizes public comment period on boating restrictions for Lake Havasu

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently condemned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for extending the public comment period on proposed boating restriction for Lake Havasu for 30 days instead of the 60 days he and community members had requested.
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Arizona regulators should wait for final Clean Power Plan decision complying, one legal expert says

In light of the Supreme Court issuing a stay on the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a legal expert says regulators at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) should halt all preparations to comply with the CPP until the matter is resolved in the courts.
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Gosar introduces five appropriations riders to block EPA regulations

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently submitted five riders in the House Appropriations Committee, that would block implementation of five regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Gosar calls for McCarthy to be impeached over Flint water crisis

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) recently called for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to be impeached following her testimony at an Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
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ADEQ’s Ian Bingham appointed as communications director

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) announced this week that ADEQ Ombudsman and Tribal Liaison Ian Bingham will now also serve as the department’s new communications director.
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Gosar calls EPA 'out-of-control' following CRS report on impacts of lower ozone standard

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) cited a recent Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) report on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) lowered ozone standards to reiterate his position that the agency’s recent regulations will damage the American economy.
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ADEQ issues permit in record time for innovative Concord electricity generation facility

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) recently issued a class II air quality permit for a Concord Blue Eagar LLC facility in Apache County, completing the process in a record 85 days.
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Gosar celebrates Supreme Court stay of Clean Power Plan implementation

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) celebrated the recent Supreme Court decision to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Clean Power Plan until litigation against the regulation, brought by 26 states, is decided.
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Gosar and Kirkpatrick fight National Historic Place designation in Arizona for area including future copper mine

U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) are working to block a Historic Place nomination with the National Park Service for Arizona’s Chi’chil Bildagoteel, or Oak Flat, which would prevent the development of a copper mine.
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Flake and Feinstein introduce amendment to energy bill to increase dam water storage efficiency

As the Senate debates the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016, U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bipartisan amendment that would allow dams to better utilize water storage capacity.
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St. Johns joins ADEQ compliance program for small communities

Arizona’s City of St. Johns recently joined the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) Small Communities Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (SCECAP), which helps small, typically rural communities maintain compliance with environmental regulations.
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ADEQ recognizes 12 new members of its Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) highlighted 12 new members of its Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program (VESP), which promotes organizations that take on environmental responsibilities beyond those required by state and federal law.
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Springerville, AZ, completes Small Community Environmental Protection Plan

Springerville, Arizona became the state’s third municipality to develop a Small Community Environmental Protection Plan (SCEPP), which will enable the town to provide better environmental benefits to its residents
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Gosar celebrates House advancement of STREAM Act

U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-AZ) applauded the 235-188 House vote to advance the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining (STREAM) Act, for which he is a co-sponsor.
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Whitfield criticizes new regulation on federal coal leasing and management

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee, criticized the Department of Interior’s (DOI) recently released Secretarial Order to overhaul leasing and managing coal on federal lands.
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