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We’re restoring Clean Water Act protections.

More than 800,000 of us called on the Environmental Protection Agency to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act. And in May, they answered by finalizing a rule to restore protections to the more than 20 million acres of wetlands, 60% of streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans. 

Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

America's Biggest Mercury Polluters

Power plants continue to release large amounts of toxic pollutants, including mercury, into our air. In 2010, two-thirds of all airborne mercury pollution in the United States came from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. In other words, power plants generate more airborne mercury pollution than all other industrial sources combined.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Arizona Ranks 3rd in U.S. for Solar Jobs

Environment Arizona today released new data showing that Arizona has the 3rd most solar-related jobs in the country with an estimated 4,786 people employed by the solar industry. Environment Arizona was joined in releasing the new data with Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Arizona Solar Industries Association President Michael Neary, and First Solar Spokesman Alan Bernheimer.

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Phoenix ranks in top 30 smoggiest cities in US

A new report released by Environment Arizona shows Phoenix one of the smoggiest cities to live in the U.S.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Phoenix Ranks Top 30 in Smog Pollution

Today Environment Arizona released a new report showing that the Phoenix area ranks as the 26th smoggiest large metropolitan area in the country. Smog is a harmful air pollutant that leads to asthma attacks and exacerbates respiratory illnesses, especially among children and the elderly.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

All Americans should be able to breathe clean air. But pollution from power plants and vehicles puts the health of our nation’s children and families at risk. Ground-level ozone, the main component of smog, is one of the most harmful and one of the most pervasive air pollutants.

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