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Great Basin National Park is at risk of development and resource exploitation

Environment Nevada released a new report today revealing that pristine areas in Great Basin National Park could be at risk of development and resource exploitation if bills moving through the House of Representatives are signed into law.  

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1.2 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Nevada’s Waterways

Industrial facilities dumped 1.2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Nevada’s waterways, according to a new report released today by Environment Nevada. Wasting Our Waterways: Industrial Toxic Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act also reports that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

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Past Disasters Show Dangers of Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon

Uranium mining has left a legacy of disastrous pollution in the West, and now mining poses a risk to the Grand Canyon — one of our greatest national parks. Thousands of new mining claims threaten to destroy the canyon’s stunning landscape and pollute the Colorado River — a major source of drinking water for Nevada — according to a report released today by Environment Nevada entitled “Grand Canyon at Risk: Uranium Mining Doesn't Belong Near Our National Treasures.”

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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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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.