Breaking News

Fighting to Maintain Education Funding

The Center was in court on February 9 arguing that the state must adjust its education funding formula every year for inflation. Despite passage of voter-approved Proposition 301, which requires the state to do just this, the legislature has willfully refused to increase education budgets in accordance with inflation. 

Education

Ruling Favoring Rivers Stands

On February 8, the Arizona Supreme Court declined to review an appeal of a Center victory protecting Arizona's rivers and streams. In April 2010, the Center won a major victory to reclaim public lands adjacent to rivers and streams that the legislature had illegally given away to corporate interests. ANSAC (a commission created by the legislature), Salt River Project and others had appealed the Center's win. The denial of their appeal allows for real work to commence toward the restoration of Arizona's dwindling waterways and the lush riparian habitats and wildlife they support.

Environment

Center Attorney Speaking at Clean Air Symposium

January 13, 2011: Today, Center staff attorney Joy Herr-Cardillo is speaking at ASU's annual Arizona State Law Journal conference. This year's topic is "Clearing the Air: Clean Air, Climate Change and Sustainability in Arizona". Ms. Herr-Cardillo is currently working on several cases aimed at improving Arizona's air quality and environmental sustainability.