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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

Report | Environment Nevada

Grand Canyon At Risk: Uranium mining doesn't belong near our national treasures

Uranium mining—which often requires vast open pits, spreads radioactive dust through the air, and leaks radioactivity and toxic chemicals into the environment—is among the riskiest industrial activities in the world. Every uranium mine ever operated in the United States has required some degree of toxic waste cleanup, and the worst have sickened dozens of people, contaminated miles of rivers and streams, and required the cleanup of hundreds of acres of land.

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Report | Environment America

Getting Off Oil: A 50 State Roadmap for Curbing our Dependence on Petroleum

America’s dependence on oil inflicts a heavy toll on our environment – polluting our ocean waters, destroying natural landscapes and fouling our air. With oil companies taking greater and greater risks to satisfy the world’s demand for oil, the environmental toll of America’s oil dependence continues to rise. 

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Report | Environment Nevada

Dirty Energy's Assault on our Health: Ozone Pollution

Dirty energy pollutes the air we breathe, threatening our health and our environment. When power plants burn coal, oil or gas, they create the ingredients for ground-level ozone pollution, one of the main components of “smog” pollution. Especially on hot summer days, across wide areas of the United States, ozone pollution reaches levels that are unhealthy to breathe, putting our lives at risk. In 2009, U.S. power plants emitted more than 1.9 million tons of ozone-forming nitrogen oxide pollution into the air.

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News Release | Environment Nevada

New Report: North Valmy Power Plant Emits Most Smog-Forming Pollution in Nevada

North Valmy Power Plant in Humboldt County emits 5690.5 tons of smog-forming pollution every year—the most in Nevada—according to the new Environment Nevada report, Dirty Energy’s Assault on Our Health: Ozone Pollution. The report found that power plants in Nevada emitted 12,494.27 tons for smog-forming pollution in 2009.  The report comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is set to finalize a standard in July to help reduce smog-forming pollution.

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News Release | Environment Nevada

Representative Berkley Standing Up for Nevadans’ Health Within Federal Budget Debate

As negotiations around funding for the federal government continue into the weekend in Washington, D.C., Representative Berkley is taking actions to ensure that the final bill does not include attacks on Nevadans’ public health and our environment.  Most notably, Representative Berkley signed onto a letter this week to House Speaker John Boehner, urging him to not allow for any attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to clean up dangerous pollution.  The letter was written in response to the many attacks on EPA’s ability to protect public health and the environment that were in the original House-passed funding bill (H.R. 1, passed on February 19, details below), and the fear that similar attacks could be included in the funding bill being negotiated this weekend. A total of 19 Senators and 56 House members signed onto letters opposing anti-environment pieces in a government funding bill, and 34 Senators are original cosponsors of the Clean Air Act resolution introduced on Thursday.

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