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Wyatt Myskow covers environmental news in the Western U.S. from Phoenix as the Roy W. Howard investigative fellow, and has been following this story. He joined The Show to talk more about the project and why some Arizona residents continue to try to challenge it.
May. 16, 2024
Hoover Dam with the shadow of the bridge of Hoover Dam Bypass on the structure.
The ongoing drought across the western United States has led to concerns about the future of hydropower. As reservoirs see water levels drop, officials worry about electricity generation being reduced, as well.
May. 8, 2024
Fire burns through trees in the distance
Users who could be impacted will be notified when weather could damage power lines, which could lead to wildfires.
May. 2, 2024
Power lines monsoon
Utility regulators denied a request by Tucson Electric Power’s sister company to exempt a proposed 200-megawatt power plant expansion from environmental review.
Apr. 30, 2024
Running Horse Pipeline got punctured while an operator was grading Indian Route 5071 in December 2023.
Back in December, a severe spill of crude oil on the Navajo Nation contaminated the land. Remediation efforts are still underway, but this accident has a silver lining, one that may facilitate faster emergency responses on the largest reservation in the U.S.
Apr. 25, 2024
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SunZia is among the projects that supporters say will bolster President Joe Biden’s agenda for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The planned 550-mile conduit would carry more than 3,500 megawatts of wind power to 3 million people.
Apr. 25, 2024
sign for the town of Queen Creek
About a decade ago, a company called Greenstone bought nearly 500 acres of land in the town of Cibola, in La Paz County. But, a few years later, Greenstone sold the water rights to Queen Creek and made about $14 million in profit.
Apr. 24, 2024
An APS utility meter on a home
More than 33,000 people in the city of Maricopa were without power Tuesday morning. The major outage was reported around 8 a.m. in Pinal County’s Electrical District No. 3.
Apr. 23, 2024
Stack of cut down tree trunks and equipment
SRP has partnered with the Cupertino-based company for assistance with its forest-thinning initiatives, which will decrease forest fire risk and increase groundwater availability in Arizona.
Apr. 22, 2024
closeup of Glen Canyon Dam tubes
Newly discovered damage to part of the dam holding back America's second-largest reservoir has the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River worried about their ability to get the water they need.
Apr. 18, 2024
gavel in front of a statue of the scales of justice
A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes and environmentalists to stop work on a $10 billion electricity transmission line slated to run through a remote valley in southern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2024
Arizona Public Service letter
The Arizona Corporation Commission agreed to revisit a vote to increase utility rates for APS solar customers.
Apr. 15, 2024
SRP building
Preliminary election results are in for the boards and councils of the Salt River Project, the largest power and water provider to the Phoenix area.
Apr. 3, 2024
Woman speaks in front of group of people
Candidates running for Salt River Project’s boards and councils on a clean energy platform have accused the organization’s CEO of trying to influence the election that will pick the people who oversee SRP — and hire its top executives.
More Arizona politics news
Apr. 1, 2024
Mormon Flat Dam
One of the major utility providers for the Phoenix area wants to construct a new dam and flood a portion of the desert as part of Arizona’s largest pumped storage hydropower system. The dam would help supplement SRP's solar power generation after dark.
Mar. 29, 2024
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While most of the focus in Arizona recently has been on last week’s presidential preference election, there’s another election going on that could have wide-ranging effects on many residents’ everyday lives.
Mar. 27, 2024
Saint Solar project SRP has with NextEra
Last year, Google broke ground on a $600 million data center in Mesa. The company has now reached an eight year deal with SRP to power the facility with clean energy.
Mar. 15, 2024
Deb Haaland
This week, the Interior Department allocated $72 million to aid tribal communities in electrifying their homes on a path toward zero-emissions energy systems. Three of the 21 tribes receiving federal funding are from Arizona.
Mar. 7, 2024
Queen Creek Solar Farm
Salt River Project’s board this week approved a more ambitious set of sustainability goals. The utility now says it is aiming for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Mar. 6, 2024
Ahead of monsoon season, Salt River Project and the city of Phoenix will begin cutting down trees too close to power lines this week.
Mar. 2, 2024

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