News Release | Environment Arizona

National Parks Get a Boost from Budget Deal but Still Underfunded

As Congress appropriated the recently approved federal budget last week, the National Park Service saw a funding boost to pre-sequester levels. A new Environment Arizona analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, looks at the challenges extensive cuts gave parks like Grand Canyon, and how Petrified Forest and Saguaro National Parks could benefit from additional funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

News Release | Environment Arizona

U.S. House Approves Reckless Fracking Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry: a bill to boost ‘fracking,’ the dirty process of drilling that has contaminated water supplies from Pennsylvania to New Mexico and is making families near drilling sites sick from air pollution.

News Release | Environment Arizona

Arizona National Parks: Sorry, We're Closed

With Congress’ failure to reach an agreement on a budget before Tuesday’s midnight deadline, Bret Fanshaw, Environment Arizona’s advocate released the following statement on the environmental impacts of the government shutdown.

News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Arizona Ranks 14th for Global Warming Pollution from Power Plants

On the heels of another summer of western wildfires, a new report from Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center finds that Arizona ranks 14th in the country for most carbon pollution from its power plants, the state’s largest single source of global warming pollution.

News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

New Report: Arizona Ranks #1 in the Nation in Solar Power

Today, Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks Arizona #1 in the nation per capita for solar installations.

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