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Official: California water district lawsuit threatens drought plan

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX — Arizona's top water official said Wednesday that a lawsuit filed by California's Imperial Irrigation District could pose a threat to the newly approved multi-state Drought Contingency Plan. But Tom Buschatzke, director of the Department of Water Resources, said he's not worried it will fall apart -- at least not

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Pinal farmers lobby for support of $20M water bill at CG meeting

Fri, Mar 15, 2019

Pinal County

CASA GRANDE — About 50 people gathered in Casa Grande to hear a discussion on the impact of the drought on Pinal County farmers and the contingency plan to deal with it.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Arizona Dems accuse GOP lawmaker of endangering drought plan

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are accusing the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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Bowers won't back off water legislation despite GRIC threats

Fri, Feb 15, 2019

Pinal County

PHOENIX -- House Speaker Rusty Bowers is blowing off a threat by the Gila River Indian Community to pull out of the drought contingency plan -- and deny the state its water -- if he pursues his own legislation on forfeiture of water rights.

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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CAP-dependent Pinal farmers look for drought alternatives

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Pinal County

PHOENIX — While there is support for preventing a drought contingency plan from devastating Pinal County agriculture, nobody is quite sure how to do it. But on one point there is consensus — hard decisions will have to be made. The drought contingency plan steering committee heard ideas on how to

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, CAP, Drought Contingency plan

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State GOP Chairman says he'll back McCain in Primary

Tue, Aug 4, 2009

Arizona Capitol TimesBy Reid WilsonSAN DIEGO – Immigration, a hot-button issue that has dominated headlines in Arizona and nationally over recent years, is fading from the public consciousness amid economic turmoil, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Randy Pullen said July 30.“Because of what’s going on with the recession, although (immigration) is

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Tags: Jon McCain, Arizona Republican Party, Randy Pullen, Immigration, Cap and trade, Health care

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Climate Loopholes

Thu, Jul 30, 2009

Environment

New York TimesEditorialThe House’s approval of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill earlier this month was a remarkable political achievement and an important beginning to the task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But in all the last-minute wheeling and dealing, the House bill acquired two big loopholes that the Senate must

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Tags: Waxman-Markey, Climate-Change bill, Coal-fired power plants, Clean Air Act, Cap and trade

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Why Kirkpatrick opposes 'Cap and Trade'

Sat, Jul 18, 2009

Energy

Daily CourierBy Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick Too often Washington has served rural Arizona poorly. Time and again, the federal government shows us that it does not understand the values we hold and the challenges we face, and we pay the price for its mistakes.I ran for Congress to stand up against

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Tags: U.S. Congressional District 1, Cap and Trade, Waxman-Markey energy bill, Indian County, Rural Arizona

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California forests hold one answer to climate change

Tue, Jun 2, 2009

Environment

Los Angeles TimesBy Margot RooseveltSilvery light flickers through the redwood canopy of the Van Eck forest down to a fragrant carpet of needles and thimbleberry brush. A brook splashes along polished stones, through thickets of ferns.How lush. How lovely. How lucrative.This 2,200-acre spread in Humboldt County does well by doing

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Tags: California, Humboldt County, Cap and trade, greenhouse gas emissions

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US lawmakers open tough climate bill debate

Tue, May 19, 2009

Global Warming

TerraDailyby Staff WritersUS lawmakers on Monday kicked off formal debate on legislation creating a "cap and trade" system for curbing pollution blamed for global warming amid stiff Republican opposition. US President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, who control the Senate and House of Representatives, have said they want to have a

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Tags: Barack Obama, House Energy and commerce Committee, Global climate change talks, cap and trade system

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