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New Report: Nevada Ranks Second in the Nation in Solar Power

Las Vegas – Today, Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report ranks Nevada 2nd in the nation per capita for solar installations. 

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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.”