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.

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.

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.

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.

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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