Arizona environmental regulators have announced that a mining company will pay $40,000 in civil penalties under a settlement for twice illegally discharging water mixed with mill tailings into the Gila River in 2012.
As the next few days bring near-record heat to the Valley, most residents know to drink water and stay inside when possible. But if you have to be outside, be aware of the surfaces you surround yourself with.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is supporting legislation that would make closing fish hatcheries more difficult. The agency’s chairman was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday testifying in favor of the bill.