The federal government just approved the destruction of 2,000 acres of Sonoran Desert land in the southwest Valley for a new solar plant, but conservationists aren't complaining.This time, anyway.Thomas Hulen, executive director of Friends of the Sonoran Desert National Monument, was one of ... More >>
Lisa Jackson, the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, has been so focused on saving the world from America's greenhouse gases that she seems to have forgetten about serious pollution in the Phoenix area. Jackson is in Copenhagen this week for the international talks on carbon r ... More >>
Beautiful Fossil Creek just northwest of Payson was given the status of "Outstanding Arizona Water" today by state officials, mandating that government must protect it from harm. In a 3-1 vote, the Governor's Regulatory Review Council approved new state water quality standards that protect bo ... More >>
Okay, Janet, you won. Now what?
Despite a lot of hoopla at the beginning of Napolitano's administration, environmental protections for kids have not improved much
Pop quiz. Whos Arizonas other U.S. senator? Heres a clue: He makes Dubya look like a liberal
It's no surprise that builders take shortcuts to make money. What might shock you: Government officials -- from regulators to legislators -- do little to stop them
When environmentalists attacked, rancher Jim Chilton used the best ammunition he could find -- and it came from his enemy
Don't bother, they're here. After a decade of voter-mandated reform, the Arizona Legislature is as out of touch as ever
The new governor appears to have double-crossed environmental supporters in choosing some new agency heads.
What was the Audubon Society thinking when it named a pro-development Republican to head its new statewide effort?
'Stop urban sprawl!' 'Burn the rich!' 'An acre an hour is obscene!' Is it any wonder some are rooting for the arsonists?
Tolerance of ranching puts The Nature Conservancy at odds with the environmental community
While the state and the Sierra Club jockey to curb urban expansion, the Secretary of the Interior is quietly pushing his own proposal. We've got the maps.
Governor Hull says it's time for inclusiveness in politics. Environmentalists say she won't give them the time of day.
A development proposed for a north Valley slope has residents accusing the county of "collusion"
Already, the state's grand plan for halting urban sprawl appears doomed
Thanks to gubernatorial neglect, Hull's ambitious agenda is going nowhere
Lobbyists ride roughshod over the legislative process, going so far as to write the bills that lawmkers pass
The so-called Growing Smarter measure would prevent the state from enacting strict growth controls. At the same time, however, it would free up $220 million for land preservation.
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
A mining company mucks out its own mess at Pinto Creek
State Senator Russell Bowers is best known for his archconservatism, his assault on environmental regulations and . . . his fine art?
IF YOU'D LIKE TO GIVE INDUSTRY FREE REIN OVER ARIZONA'S NATURAL RESOURCES, YOU'LL LOVE THESE POLITICIANS