Water, Energy & Natural Resources

Author on environment and conservatism charts new course on environmental policy.

Chamber Business News sat down recently with Benji Backer, the founder of the American Conservation Coalition and the author of The Conservative Environmentalist: Common Sense Solutions for a Sustainable Future, which was released Apr. 16. Part 1 of the interview is here. Part 2 follows. Chamber Business News: You’re the author of a new book, […]

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Author of new book The Conservative Environmentalist says conservation, love of environment is at heart of conservatism

Chamber Business News sat down recently with Benji Backer, the founder of the American Conservation Coalition and the author of The Conservative Environmentalist: Common Sense Solutions for a Sustainable Future, which will be released Apr. 16. Here’s part 1 of our conversation. Portions have been edited for clarity. Chamber Business News: What is the American

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Hydrogen producers warn against new guidance on 45V tax credit

Hydrogen energy producers are sounding the alarm after the federal government released new guidance on the implementation of the 45V tax credit. The credit, created in 2022 following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), incentivizes the production of hydrogen by reducing the tax burden on eligible producers.  The credit was crafted and signed

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SRP election a chance to ensure vibrant, prosperous future for Arizona

This column originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Voters in Salt River Project’s service territory will play a significant role in determining the future of a large portion of Arizona’s energy and water policies when they cast their ballots on April 2. They should choose wisely. Their votes will determine whether SRP maintains its

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Business community and legislative leaders file legal challenge to new EPA rule

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry joined state Senate President Warren Petersen and House Speaker Ben Toma in filing a petition Monday in the United States Court of Appeals to contest the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent regulation regarding fine particulate matter, or PM2.5.  Their argument asserts that the regulation “exceeds the agency’s statutory authority

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