Sustainability

Cochise spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA — Inside a large chain-link cage at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a Mexican gray wolf gently moves from behind a tree and into the open air. It stands in the midday sun, dark-lined eyes looking intently beyond the fence, before settling under the tree for shade.

Arizona official tells House that ozone rules penalize rural areas

WASHINGTON - The director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality told lawmakers Thursday that new air-quality standards will burden rural communities, like many in Arizona, by holding "rural counties accountable for pollution they did not create."

Western officials attack EPA clean-water rule in House hearing

WASHINGTON - Officials from Western states Wednesday blasted what they called "overreaching" and "job-killing" clean-water regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency but currently on hold as the result of a court challenge.