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.

That will save the city hundred of thousands of dollars over the life of the loan, plus the closing costs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

It's troubling. It means the public and environmental protection agencies like us will have less information about toxic substances being released into our environment.