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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise 2018

Over the last decade, clean energy has grown by leaps and bounds. Technologies that can help America shift away from fossil fuels — like solar panels, wind turbines, LED light bulbs, energy storage and electric cars — have gone from novelties to core features of the nation's energy landscape.

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Trouble in the Air

People across America regularly breathe unhealthy air that increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.

In 2016, 73 million Americans experienced more than 100 days of degraded air quality with the potential to harm human health. That is equal to more than three months of the year in which smog and/or particulate pollution was above the level that the EPA has determined presents “little to no risk.” Millions more people in urban and rural areas experienced less frequent but still damaging levels of air pollution.

To safeguard public health, the nation needs to preserve and strengthen existing air quality protections at the federal and state level and move to reduce the future air pollution threats posed by global warming.

People across America regularly breathe unhealthy air that
increases their risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse
health impacts.

In 2016, 73 million
Americans experienced more than 100 days of degraded air quality
with the
potential to harm human health. That
is equal to more than three months of the year in which smog and/or particulate
pollution was above the level that the EPA has determined presents “little to
no risk.” Millions more people in urban and rural areas experienced less
frequent but still damaging levels of air pollution.

To safeguard public health, the nation needs to preserve and
strengthen existing air quality protections at the federal and state level and
move to reduce the future air pollution threats posed by global warming.

 

Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Grand Canyon at Risk

The Grand Canyon is at risk again. In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order directing federal agencies to review all actions that could potentially interfere with developing or using domestic energy resources. On November 1, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service released its official report in response to this order and recommended revising the 2012 Public Land Order to reopen lands near the Grand Canyon to new uranium exploration and mining.

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