Reno, Denver, Salt Lake City and Boise were among the 25 cities most impacted by short-term particulate pollution. “The other thing we have going on in the western U.S. is we have a lot of oil and gas around and they can emit plenty of VOCs in that process,” University of Utah atmospheric scientist Jessica Haskins told the Mountain West News Bureau. [Report: Western cities continue to dominate rankings of most polluted by ozone, particulates]American Rivers named the Gila the most endangered in 2019 because of livestock pollution but today the waterway is nearing protection under the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. In 2020 Rapid Creek in occupied South Dakota was named the 7th most endangered waterway and the federal government has taken steps to protect at least some of it.
Climate change is exacerbating drought across the West. By funding water conservation and efficiency projects as part of @POTUS’s Investing in America agenda, we're helping communities boost their climate resilience. https://t.co/5SVtBCR0A1— Secretary Deb Haaland (@SecDebHaaland) April 21, 2023