New on the Blog
- It has been impossible to cut global warming pollution from cars currently on the road. Until now.
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set to release even more data on consumer complaints.
- The news that Roundup probably causes cancer should deal a major blow to our chemical-dependent agricultural industry.
- Major American cities have significantly expanded their transit service in recent years. Boston hasn't.
- Having a reasonable conversation about MBTA spending means separating apples, oranges and fruit salads.
New Report: Dangerous Inheritance
As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live. Dangerous Inheritance: The Hotter, More Extreme Climate that We're Passing Down to America's Young quantifies the changes in climate that various generations of Americans have experienced in recent years. Without urgent action to reduce global warming pollution, children born today will grow up in a more dangerous world. (3/2015) (Image: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.com)
New Report: Following the Money 2015
The ability to see how government uses the public purse is fundamental to democracy. State governments across the country have made their checkbooks transparent by creating online transparency portals – government-operated websites that allow visitors to see who receives state money and for what purposes. Following the Money 2015: How the 50 States Rate in Providing Online Access to Goverment Spending Data, our sixth annual ranking of states' progress toward online spending transparency, documents the progress states have made in the past year in empowering citizens to track state spending. (3/2015)