Legislative Alerts: Environmental Actions for the Week

Contact our state legislators and oppose HB 2084.  This bill, which exempts property owners from obtaining building permits to construct a border wall, is ready for a final vote in the Arizona Senate. FIND OUT HOW THE STATE IS RESPONDING TO THE NEW CLEAN WATER ACT WOTUS RULE: Sign up for the Arizona Department of Environmental […]

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Letter to the Editor: Local representatives ignore students at the State Capitol

The biggest highlight of Environmental Day at the Capitol on Jan. 5 was the number of students who attended. They were mostly high schoolers from Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and other places as well. They were there because they have an interest in how our state government works, and because they have questions for our lawmakers […]

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Legislative Alerts for Week of January 27, 2020

Election Integrity / Voting Rights SB1092 update – As reported last week this bill, sponsored by Michelle Ugenti-Rita, would have required additional early voting ID requirements.  However, it was tabled.  We have heard it was in response to RTS comments.  What we are doing here matters!  But remember, nothing is dead until the Legislature adjourns. […]

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Call of the Wild Mural

A powerful traveling collaborative Public Art Installation, advocating for wolves, wildlife and the Endangered Species Act has finally made its way to Flagstaff.  The community is invited to add their voice to the groundbreaking Call of the Wild Mural from 12-6pm on Saturday, October 12.   Launched in 2018 in Sedona, this fun filled event […]

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Administration continues to fight against environmental regulations

Whether it be suing four major auto makers, Ford Motor Company, Volkswagen of America, Honda and BMW, about striking a deal with California to improve the gas mileage of cars – 51 MPG by 2026 – or rolling back new Federal Rules on Methane emissions, this White House is determined to harm the environment. Time […]

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Trump Is Destroying Our Land and Water

Everything Trump does from now to November 3 is for his re-election campaign. Is he miscalculating? True, he’s fulfilling — or trying to fulfill — promises he made in his first campaign. But as he does so, will more people wake up to the horror of those promises than be happy he kept them? Here […]

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Urging O’Halleran to fight for BEARS Act

The Bears Ears region is a precious natural and cultural resource, not only to those who use it recreationally, but to the native peoples who inhabited the land ancestrally. Numerous endemic and threatened plant and animal species inhabit the region as well. And as a matter of personal importance to me and other rock climbers […]

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Environmental/Water Alerts – Week of March 3, 2019

CONTACT AZ HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES:             Bob Thorpe  –                             602-926-5219             Walt Blackman –                    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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