Everything helps. It took us a long time to get into this fix. It will take a long time to get out of it.
Flagstaff has been engaged for some time in long-term water sustainability planning efforts. Flagstaff has been working to identify a reliable water supply for the future, and this loan will enable the city to acquire the properties it has identified to meet its need.
The Phoenix metro area has had 127 consecutive days without rain. We are again experiencing the same type of weather pattern that has persisted over the last few months. These conditions continue to exacerbate our underlying air quality problems.
There have been many tons of hazardous air pollutants that have been released into the air and breathed into the lungs of Arizona citizens over the last 12 years. They should have been regulated and were not.
We really rolled up our sleeves on this. . . . Were the only state thats given a permit to a refinery in the last 30 years or so.
This was a dangerous, uncontrolled reaction because the magnesium particles were spilling out of the dumpster and releasing gas. If our inspectors hadn't intervened, this dangerous conduct could well have led to a serious fire or explosion.
Recycling is one of our most effective tools to protect our environment. We are glad to support efforts to increase recycling in the Nogales community.
I think the most common problem with auto shops is material going down the drain or being dumped on properties. The whole point of this is to make sure we don't have problems in the future.
The program was a tremendous success in the past year, and it will be an even greater success with all the new districts getting involved with it. We are delighted that so many districts throughout Arizona are committed to protecting our children from harmful diesel emissions.