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Editorial fumbles point of nuclear power report

Your recent editorial "Water should not be political football" fumbled the point of the "Too Close To Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water" report authored by the Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center.

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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.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Danger in the Air

According to the American Lung Association, nearly half of all Americans – 48 percent – still live in areas with unhealthy levels of smog pollution. Though air quality has improved significantly in the last decade as a result of policies at the state and federal level, there is still much to be done, as there are millions of people living in metropolitan areas around the country exposed to multiple days each summer when the air is unhealthy to breathe. This report ranks metropolitan areas for their unhealthy air days in 2010 and 2011.

 

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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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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.  

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