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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.

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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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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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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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Letter to the Editor: Mercury ruling good for kids

A letter to the editor written by Environment Nevada intern Sarah Newman was published in the Ely Times. The letter argues that the EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Rule is a good choice for Nevada's children.

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Solar water heating could cut Nevada’s pollution

Nevada could reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels through the deployment of off-the-shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology, according to a new report by Environment Nevada.

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