Wind turbines, solar panels and other renewable energy sources are proving a major boon to Arizona’s economy, with jobs at major companies like CVS pharmacies, as well as a number of local businesses.
But there’s a problem.
Many of the companies that are looking to get into the wind industry are currently in violation of federal and state laws.
In addition to violating state and federal regulations, wind turbines can be a major source of pollution, according to a recent report by the Environmental Working Group.
Wind turbines also emit greenhouse gases that can lead to global warming.CVS and several other major chains have taken steps to address this problem, but the state is still seeing a significant number of businesses fail to meet regulatory requirements.
For instance, CVS Pharmacy Technician License requirements were amended in 2015 to require that each of the state’s nine counties have an office within 100 miles of each other.
The company said the changes were made to increase the number of people trained in the state, and to keep pace with increasing demand.
The changes, however, didn’t make it into the final rules.
In March, Cigna and Sun Life, the largest providers of health care services, filed a lawsuit against Arizona, alleging that the state had failed to provide the company with enough training to ensure that it met state and national regulations.
Sun Life said in a statement that it is working with state and local governments to improve the state of the wind and solar industries, and that it has a strong commitment to continuing to support and grow its operations in Arizona.
But the company said it also has a commitment to educating people on the risks associated with these technologies and to protecting the environment.
Cigna said it is also looking to partner with other states and the federal government to help ensure that Arizona has a successful and sustainable wind and renewable energy future.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has also issued a draft guidance document on the proper way to license wind turbines, with the goal of helping wind companies better meet federal, state and territorial requirements.
But the state hasn’t followed through on the guidance, and several state lawmakers have questioned the timing of the draft, saying the agency should have been working to address the issue earlier.
For example, Arizona’s new law allows the department to issue renewable energy certificates after a certain amount of time has passed, but it only requires that the certificate holder apply for a certificate before the turbines are operating, not after they’re installed.
In February, the Arizona legislature passed a bill that would have extended the time that certificate holders could receive certificates until they could actually install them.
But a bill sponsored by Sen. Steve King, R-Tucson, that would require wind developers to submit a plan by May 30, 2019, was shot down in committee by Republicans in the Arizona House.
The state Senate is scheduled to vote on the King bill in the coming days.