Fitch Ratings cited our report, A New Direction, in a brief concluding that " the transportation needs of the next 50 years will be markedly different from those of the past 50 years" ... Tony Dutzik collaborated with U.S. PIRG's Phineas Baxandall on a critique of the U.S. Department of Transportation's failed traffic forecasts at Huffington Post ... The Los Angeles Times cited our 2013 report on the environmental impacts of fracking in a story about the growing water conflicts sparked by oil and gas drilling in the arid West.
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Elizabeth Ridlington discussed the dangers posed by the Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. FEC decision for American democracy ... Tony Dutzik explained how public transportation is called upon to fix the problems of our auto-oriented transportation system, and then gets stuck with the bill ... Judee Burr reviewed a new effort by scientists to explain to the public "what we know" about global warming ... Frontier Group's 2013 Year in Review summarizes our work on changing travel trends, the rising environmental toll of fracking, the promise of solar energy, improvements in government transparency and much, much more.
New Report: Shining Cities
Solar power is on the rise across America and major cities are leading the way. Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution identifies America's leading "solar cities" and shows how strong public policies are sparking the rapid expansion of solar energy, delivering important benefits for the environment, public health and the economy. (4/10/14) (Photo: IKEA Charlotte)
New Report: Factory Farms, Fouled Waters
Factory farms threaten the health of Illinois’s rivers, lakes and streams. Large-scale releases of animal waste and other forms of pollution have fouled local waterways to the point where some can no longer sustain important uses such as swimming, fishing, drinking, or the maintenance of healthy populations of wildlife. Factory Farms, Fouled Waters highlights five cases of factory farm pollution in Illinois and recommends stronger tracking and regulation of factory farms in order to protect the state's waterways. (2/19/14) (Photo: HOMES)