Newsroom: Press Release Archive: January 2008

Jan. 28, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Invites Navajo Nation to Join with Arizona and Other Western States to Address Climate Change
WINDOW ROCK: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens invited leaders of the Navajo Nation to join with Arizona and other Western states to address climate change by joining the Western Climate Initiative (WCI), a collaborative effort by seven Western states and two Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the West.
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Jan. 25, 2008
ADEQ Consent Order with Phelps Dodge Addresses Copper Queen Sulfate Contamination in Bisbee and Naco ommunity Group to Meet Jan. 29 to Discuss Mitigation Efforts
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens said today that Phelps Dodge Copper Queen mine is taking steps under a Consent Order the company signed with ADEQ in November to address sulfate contamination in drinking water from the mine, on West Highway 92 in Bisbee, Cochise County.

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Jan. 24, 2008
ADEQ to Conduct Cleanups of Migrant Trash from Border Crossings in Santa Cruz County
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ will participate in three cleanups on Saturday, Jan. 26 in Santa Cruz County to remove waste discarded during border crossings by undocumented migrants along trails in Santa Cruz County in the riparian area of the Santa Cruz River.
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Jan. 19, 2008
Test Results Show Arizona American Water in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale Safe to Drink
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that test results show that customers of Arizona American Water in Paradise Valley and Scottsdale have safe water to drink.
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Jan. 18, 2008
ADEQ and NFL to Plant Trees at Valley Schools to Mark "Green" Super Bowl XLII
PHOENIX: As part of its efforts to make Super Bowl XLII the greenest ever, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will sponsor the planting of 42 trees at seven Valley elementary schools next week.
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Jan. 18, 2008
Tough Permit for Bella Terra Wastewater Treatment Plant Near Sedona Upheld
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that the Arizona Water Quality Appeals Board has rejected a challenge to the department's issuance of an Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) for the Bella Terra Reclamation Wastewater Facility near Sedona. The Appeals Board affirmed a decision by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) upholding the ADEQ permit.
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Jan. 15, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Availability of Recycling Grants
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is seeking grant applications to enhance recycling efforts from private enterprises, political subdivisions, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations that serve Arizona communities.
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Jan. 10, 2008
ADEQ Issues Draft Clean-Car Rules to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has issued draft rules to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from vehicles and filed its notice of proposed rule making with the Secretary of State's Office.
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Jan. 2, 2008
Attorney General Goddard, ADEQ Director Owens Sue EPA in Battle for States' Right to Fight Global Warming
PHOENIX: Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that Arizona is joining a lawsuit brought by California against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to uphold the right of states to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from automobiles.
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