Environmental/Water Alerts – Week of March 3, 2019

CONTACT AZ HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES:             Bob Thorpe  –              BThorpe@azleg.gov               602-926-5219             Walt Blackman –          WBlackman@azleg.gov          602-926-3043 HB 2609 – OPPOSE – Harquahala Non-Expansion Area: Groundwater Transfer.  It allows landowners (private water investment companies) to extract water to a depth of 1500’ rather than the current limit of 1000’ and transport it to an active […]

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News from the Environmental Front

Christa Sadler, 2nd vice chair of the ADP Environmental Caucus This week the last week to hear bills in committee in the house of origin, is referred to as “hell week,” due to the super long agendas with long lists of bills and strike-everything amendments and the meetings that drag into the night. Arizona’s state […]

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Reintroduced EICDA needs support of O’Halleran

The newly reintroduced Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 (EICDA) finally provides hope for bending the greenhouse emission curve downward. With bipartisan sponsors, the bill provides a gradually rising price on carbon but doesn’t result in new costs to, or expansion, of the government. The collected funds are returned to Americans. Most of […]

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Environmental News and Action Alerts

by Christa Sadler, 2d Vice Chair of ADP Environmental Caucus Drought Contingency Plan Arizona finally got realistic and signed the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) on the very last day they could do so, January 31. Doing so avoided the need to have the feds step in and decide for us how our water issues would […]

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Report from the ADP Environmental Caucus

by Christa Sadler, 2d Vice Chair Greetings from the second vice-chair of the ADP Environmental Caucus. Of the five officers elected at the January 26, 2019 meeting, Coconino County at least has one voice! The mission of the ADP Environmental Caucus is to strive toward educating and engaging its members on environmental issues affecting Arizona […]

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Ban those plastic bags now

Plastic bags defile and pollute our environment. Our state legislature has preempted the power of citizens and cities in their efforts to ban the bag. And they need to clean up the consequences of their law by witnessing first-hand the impact the bag has on our city’s landscapes, forests and ephemeral streams called “washes.” During […]

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Flagstaff Earth Day

Community Clean-up: Community volunteers will meet at Bushmaster Park at the east side skating rink to conduct a community/neighborhood clean up at 9:00 a.m.(please arrive around 8:30 a.m. to sign in) and return to Bushmaster Park by 10:30 a.m. Sign up here for the community clean up or contact Maggie Twomey at MTwomey@flagstaffaz.gov  We will be assigning groups of volunteers to different neighborhood areas and are […]

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Navajo Generating Station Poses Stark Contrast in How to Govern

The Navajo Generating Station went online in 1974 and has been an essential element of the Navajo economy ever since.  NGS provides power that drives the pumps of the Central Arizona Project, which supplies water to much of the state. But CAP, the largest consumer of power from NGS, announced last year that it would no longer […]

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Demand Action on Clean Power – from ADP

The facts speak for themselves:  Arizona would be one of the hardest hit states by the effects of climate change.  But if we invest in clean power, we could be one of the states to most benefit from solar and other renewables.  That’s why we need you to add your name right now as a supporter of the Clean Power Plan […]

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Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret – Demand Congressional Oversight!

Trump’s EPA head has made it clear that his mission is to dismantle the E.P.A.’s environmental mission. His critics say he is deploying extraordinary secrecy as he does so. Pruitt has resisted Congressional oversight — it’s time we demand he be hauled before Congress to explain himself. Contact Congressman O’Halleran, Senator McCain, Senator Flake. Background: […]

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