Commentary: Why Tucson Should Replace TEP with a Community/Consumer-Owned (CCO) Electrical Utility

Screen shot of TV news report in which "TEP Looks at New Options"

by Lee Stanfield The recent defeat of prop 412 has now made it clear that Tucsonans do NOT like TEP and did not fall for TEP’s lies about taking big steps toward replacing coal and natural gas with climate-friendly alternatives….. lies their own charts contradict (scroll down to the chart titled “Tucson Electric Power Energy Makeup”)! …

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A selection of local activist arrests not covered by Tucson’s paper of record

Occupied Tucson Citizen's Activist Arrests

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN One long-time Arizona journalist told me recently about how surprised he was when he joined the staff at the Arizona Daily Star many years ago (he has since left) and they told him that they didn’t generally cover political demonstrations or actions. Such events, he was informed, were considered to be “manufactured …

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Climate Activists Demand That TEP Stop Burning Coal

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On August 9, more than a dozen activists from TUCAN (Tucson Climate Action Network) held a press conference and distributed leaflets in front of Tucson Electric Power’s downtown headquarters to demand that TEP stop burning coal at its Sundt Generating Station. The TUCAN activists carried signs that read “Coal Kills,” “There is …

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