PFAS, or "forever chemicals," are used in non-stick pans, paper products, textiles, firefighting foam, electronics and other products. However, PFAS are dangerous for public health. Nearly indestructible in the environment, PFAS can cause kidney cancer, thyroid disruption, reduced responses to vaccination and other health problems. The Threat of "Forever Chemicals" documents the presence of these chemicals in Maryland and the risk they pose, and recommends steps for Maryland to protect public health and the environment.

California's proposed new policies would treat solar customers like contestants in a game of “pin the tail on the donkey” - creating so much uncertainty and confusion as to make it virtually impossible for Californians to assess when or if “going solar” will yield dividends. 

Tony Dutzik

Cobalt supply shortages threaten to slow the progress towards a green energy future. Metals recycling can provide some relief, and, at the same time, teach us how to use our resources sustainably.

Sarah Nick
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As the calendar flips to 2022, the challenges facing America have rarely felt as stark. And yet, the past year - Frontier Group’s 25th - also brought new momentum in efforts for clean air, clean water, consumer protection, and the protection of nature and the climate. It also provided an opportunity to look back at our own legacy of work providing information and ideas to build a healthier, more sustainable America.

Susan Rakov

Air quality in southern California is some of the worst in the U.S. The Los Angeles Daily News reports on our analysis in Trouble in the Air.

 

In parts of the country, the drop in transportation-related emissions due to the stay-at-home orders of 2020 didn't put an end to air quality issues. The Las Vegas Sun looks at our report Trouble in the Air and examines what that meant for Nevada.

Utility companies are trying to undermine rooftop solar by making it more expensive. Our recent report Blocking Rooftop Solar cited in Popular Science

The US has the capacity now to build an energy system around renewable resources. Electrek takes a look at our We Have the Power report.

New England has the offshore wind resources to supply its electricity needs many times over. Yahoo News reports on our latest research and describes how offshore wind plans for the region may be about to take off.

Tony Dutzik joined John Stout of U.S. PIRG to write a Business Insider op-ed on why it's so important that Pete Buttigieg's controversial by-the-mile driving tax proposal "has helped to spark a new conversation."