Result

A brighter future for wind and solar.

Through our activism and advocacy, Arizona is now set to get at least 15% of its energy from clean and renewable sources by 2025. This will ensure that more homes and businesses can tap into the energy of the sun and the power of the wind. Arizonans will also save money with energy efficiency measures included in this law.  

Result

A reprieve for the Grand Canyon

Toxic mining has no place near the Grand Canyon. In early 2011, the Obama administration responded to calls from Environment Arizona and our allies and issued a six-month moratoruium on new mining around the Grand Canyon while they considered a longer ban.

Result

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. 

Result

Leadership on fuel-efficiency standards

Arizona's pioneering clean cars standards, which we helped win, helped pave the way for President Obama's 2011 decision to boost federal fuel efficiency standards to 54.5mpg by 2025, the single biggest step this country has ever taken to break our addiction to oil. Environment Arizona’s federal global warming program director, Nathan Willcox, thanked the president for his leadership on this issue.

Result

Victory for the Grand Canyon

After Environment Arizona helped deliver more than 300,000 public comments, Interior Secretary Salazar put a million miles around Grand Canyon National Park off-limits to new toxic mining claims for 20 years — the maximum allowed by law. Advocate Bret Fanshaw also worked with Rep. Raul Grijalva to organize more than 60 members of Congress to sign a letter to the Obama administration, urging full protection.

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