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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. 

News Release | Environment Arizona

Environmental Day Brings Over 100 Citizen Advocates to the Capitol

Today at the Arizona State Capitol, more than 100 people from 25 different legislative districts and representing more than 20 groups met with their state legislators in support of environmental protection and conservation programs.

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News Release | Environment Arizona

New Report Cites Relationship between Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant Accident & Drinking Water Contamination for Arizonans

The drinking water for many Arizonans could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant, says a new report released today by the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) and Environment Arizona.

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Northern Arizona power plant among biggest polluters

Arizona was the 18th-biggest producer of greenhouse gases among states, and one of its power plants was 13th for greenhouse-gas emissions of more than 6,700 facilities in the country, according to a new government database.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Salazar Protects One Million Acres around Grand Canyon from Mining

Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced historic protections on land near the Grand Canyon from toxic mining.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New Data Shows Arizona Power Plants Emit 13th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Arizona’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 37 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Arizona’s latest report, Arizona’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that in total, power plants in Arizona emitted 1,835 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010.

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