Newsroom: Press Release Archive: September 2008

Sept. 29, 2008
ADEQ Announces Draft Water Quality Permit for ASARCO Mining Operations in Hayden
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ has proposed a draft water quality permit to ensure that ASARCO's mining operations in Hayden and Winkelman are in compliance with current water quality laws and regulations.
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Sept. 23, 2008
Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Pollution Presented to Governor
PHOENIX: Gov. Janet Napolitano today received the recommendations for the design of a regional market-based cap and trade program for the Western Climate Initiative (WCI). The WCI is a collaboration among seven Western U.S. States, including Arizona, and four Canadian provinces to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the western United States and Canada. The WCI recommendations were developed after an extensive stakeholder process.
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Sept. 19, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Extends Sympathy to the Family and Colleagues of IBWC Commissioner Carlos Marin
PHOENIX: On Monday a plane carrying U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission Chairman Carlos Marin, his Mexican counterpart Arturo Herrera, Rio Grande Council of Governments Executive Director Jake Brisbin, Jr. and pilot Matt Juneau was reported missing. Yesterday crash remains were found near the U.S.-Mexico border. There were no survivors.
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Sept. 18, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Initiative to Promote Recycling and Support Environmental Clubs in High Schools
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced a new program to support high school environmental clubs by providing funding for the clubs to conduct recycling at club meetings and around their school campuses.
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Sept. 17, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces 2009 Recycling Scholarships for High School Seniors
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today announced that ADEQ is encouraging Arizona high school seniors interested in environmental issues to apply for the 2009 Arizona Recycling Scholarship Program.
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Sept. 15, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Cleanup at Illegal Border Crossings in Yuma
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ will participate in a cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Yuma to remove waste discarded during illegal border crossings along the Colorado River.
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Sept. 12, 2008
ADEQ Seeks Applications for Grants to Improve Conditions of Watersheds in Rural Arizona
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is accepting applications to allocate $800,000 to develop Watershed Improvement Plans (WIPs) for three targeted watersheds in the state of Arizona. The grants are funded with federal dollars provided to ADEQ by the U.S. EPA.
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Sept. 10, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens and Attorney General Goddard Announce Lawsuit against Far West Water & Sewer Co. and H & S Developers for Water and Air Quality Violations in Yuma
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens and Attorney General Terry Goddard announced today that they have filed a lawsuit against Far West Water & Sewer Company, Inc. (Far West) and H & S Developers, Inc. (H & S) seeking penalties of up to $25,000 per day for numerous, long-standing and repeated water and air quality violations in Yuma County.
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Complaint against Far West/H&S
Sept. 8, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Sponsorship of Flagstaff "15-Minute Makeover" Cleanup Event
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens today presented the City of Flagstaff with a $2,500 check from ADEQ to help sponsor the city's "15-Minute Makeover," a community cleanup project that will take place in Flagstaff on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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Sept. 8, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces $;10,000 Grant to NAU for Recycling at Walkup Skydome
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that ADEQ is awarding a $10,000 grant to Northern Arizona University to promote recycling at J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome in Flagstaff.
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Sept. 4, 2008
ADEQ Director Owens Announces Draft Water Quality Permits for Freeport-McMoran and BHP Mining Operations in Gila County
PHOENIX: Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Director Steve Owens announced today that the department has released three draft permits for mining operations in Gila County, which, if adopted, will enable the mines to operate effectively while protecting groundwater in the area.
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