Policy Documents

ADEQ Opposes Control Strategy by EPA to Reduce Visibility Impact from Arizona Electricity Generating Stations

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality –
November 16, 2012

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials denounced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to impose unnecessarily strict air pollution controls at the AEPCO Apache Generating Station near Benson, the APS Cholla Power Plant near Joseph City, and the SRP Coronado Generating Station near St. Johns under a program designed to protect visibility, not public health. EPA’s action requires the installation of more than $500 million in air pollution controls that will likely result in no perceptible improvements in visibility. EPA’s decision on the balance of ADEQ’s plan is delayed until a future date.