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A strong voice for state parks

With half our state parks on the chopping block, we helped more than 2,000 Arizonans urge Gov. Jan Brewer to keep our parks open and in public hands. We also built support at the Statehouse, meeting with Senate President Steve Pierce, Senate Minority Leader David Shapira and others. And after hundreds of our supporters fought back against plans to privatize our parks, a Gov. Brewer-appointed panel took that option off the table -- at least for now. 

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Arizona ranked third in the nation for solar jobs

We released data showing that Arizona had the third most solar-related jobs in the country in 2011, with an estimated 4,786 people employed by 980 separate companies. As part of our ongoing effort to bring even more solar power to Arizona, we helped shine a media spotlight on the fact that the solar industry is growing 10 times faster than other sectors of the economy.

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Less toxic mercury in our water, air and bodies

When the Environmental Protection Agency announced new limits to cut mercury pollution from power plants by 90 percent, we helped deliver more than 800,000 public comments in favor of the rule -- a strong show of public support that will be vital as the EPA fights back against attempts by Congress to block clean air rules.

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We helped stem the tide of offshore drilling

Environment Arizona and our allies submitted more than 400,000 petition signatures asking President Obama to stop the rush to expand offshore drilling -- especially given the devastating effects we saw after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010.

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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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