Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner argues at Senate committee that major cuts in deliveries are needed in 2023 to all seven basin states, including Arizona, to maintain system reliability. Sen. Mark Kelly testifies that Arizona could face dramatic reductions in CAP deliveries under current regime unless states agree to sharing those argued-for cutbacks. (Note: Access to this article may require a subscription to The Arizona Daily Star.)
Residents, led by a nonprofit group called Arizona Water Defenders, seek a ballot measure for a new Active Management Area that would cover the Willcox and Douglas Basins and aim to curtail excessive groundwater pumping. (NOTE: This story is available in audio as well.)
Hudbay relinquishes a currently-suspended Clean Water Act permit for its Rosemont operation on the east side of the Santa Ritas as a pretext that it does not need a similar permit for its Copper World Expansion project on the west of the range. We vehemently disagree.
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