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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. 

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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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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Past Disasters Show Dangers of Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

Uranium mining has left a legacy of disastrous pollution in Arizona, and now mining poses a risk to the Grand Canyon – one of our greatest national parks.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Grand Canyon at Risk

After several decades of reduced activity due to depressed prices, uranium mining is making a comeback—including on the edges of one of our nation’s most treasured wild places, the Grand Canyon. Uranium mining has left a toxic trail across the West—including at the Grand Canyon itself. To protect this national treasure, and the millions of people who visit it each year, mining should be prohibited on land near Grand Canyon National Park, and other treasured places.

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