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Wasting our Waterways

The “Wasting Our Waterways” report shows that industrial facilities dumped millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s waterways. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways across the nation.

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Over 1 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Nevada’s Waterways

In a new report titled "Wasting our Waterways", the Environment Nevada Research and Policy center identifies the top polluters in Nevada using data reported by polluting facilities to the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory for 2012, the most recent data available.

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Report | Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center

Dirty Energy's Assault on our Health: Ozone Pollution

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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