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We helped win the single biggest action our country has ever taken on climate

Under the newly announced Clean Power Plan, gas and coal power plants will pollute 32 percent less and clean energy sources such as wind and solar will meet much more of the nation’s electricity needs. Environment America is proud of the role we’ve played to galvanize public support for this historic plan. With continued commitment from President Obama and state leaders, and strong backing from the American people, this will mark a giant shift toward the 100 percent clean energy reality that the climate crisis demands and future generations deserve.

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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News Release | Environment Arizona

Budget Cuts Will Likely Force State Park Closures

As Gov. Jan Brewer signed off on the final budget late Wednesday, state parks throughout Arizona will likely face more closures in the coming months.

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Report | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Building a Solar Future

America has virtually limitless potential to tap the energy of the sun. Solar energy is clean, safe, proven and available everywhere, and the price of many solar energy technologies is declining rapidly. By adopting solar energy on a broad scale, the nation can address our biggest energy challenges – our dependence on fossil fuels and the need to address global warming – while also boosting our economy.

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News Release | Environment Arizona Research & Policy Center

Environment Arizona Releases 'Building a Solar Future' with Rep. Giffords in Tucson

From laundromats and baseball stadiums, to homes and cars, solar energy is already enhancing energy security and reducing pollution in America. Environment Arizona joined with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Andy Squire of Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott’s office today to release a report outlining a vision for using the sun to meet 10 percent of the United States’ total energy needs by 2030.

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Arizona can lead in solar if Washington acts

The announcement by Chinese firm Suntech to locate its U.S. manufacturing site here in Arizona is the latest in a long series of important steps taken by business and political leaders to reap the many benefits of solar energy.

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