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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tightened its ozone standard yesterday. State officials say that puts many counties in Arizona out of compliance. 

Ryan Heinsius

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has awarded a grant to clean up a polluted section of Oak Creek in Sedona. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, storm runoff from private property and recreation areas triggered high levels of E. coli in the area.


Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that Arizona industries have been lobbying for for nearly two decades.  

Supporters of House Bill 2199 reads like a Who’s Who of state business groups.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona Public Service, the Arizona Mining Association.

And one reason they support the bill is because they say it protects them from one of the quirks in environmental law.