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Wind Energy in Missouri Cuts Global Warming Pollution

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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Wind Power for a Cleaner America

Coal- and natural gas-fired power plants pollute our air, are major contributors to global warming, and consume vast amounts of water—harming our rivers and lakes and leaving less water for other uses. Wind energy has none of these problems. It produces no air pollution, makes no contribution to global warming, and uses no water.

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Wasting Our Waterways Report Factsheet

This factsheet summarizes key points and findings from Wasting our Waterways 2012 report, which uses Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data from the EPA to look at how much toxic chemicals are dumped into our waters.

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Report | Environment Missouri Research and Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways 2012

Wasting Our Waterways uses Toxic Release Inventory data from the EPA to look at how much toxic chemicals were dumped into our waterways in 2010.  The report finds that facilities discharged over 2 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Missouri’s waterways in 2010 alone. The Mississippi River received 12.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals from industries across the entire region where it flows, making it the second worst waterway in the nation.

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Every Missouri County Hit By At Least One Recent Weather Disaster; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

This morning, Environment Missouri released a new report, "In the Path of the Storm." After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, the report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found that, already, every county in Missouri has been hit by at least one federally declared weather-related disaster since 2006.

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