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In an opinion piece for CNN, policy analyst Alana Miller argues that fossil fuel extraction has no place near America's most special places, like the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado.

A future in which small-scale electric and manually-powered mobility can work its transformative magic is one in which our cities must make a bold commitment to reallocating space on our streets – giving small, slow,...

Denver is considering a planning amendment that has the potential to transform the city's downtown while setting an example for other cities for how to repurpose space in a way that prioritizes residents and...

On broken appliances and a broken system.

Ten years ago, one million tons of toxic waste spilled into the Clinch and Emory Rivers in Tennessee, forcing evacuations, devastating a river and a community, and, as alleged by a recently-filed lawsuit, causing the...

While we are busy rethinking everything about transportation, we might as well figure out how to make the next iteration of our transportation system one that is fiscally sustainable, kind to the environment, and better...

Last week, we released the ninth edition of Following the Money, our annual report with U.S. PIRG Education Fund evaluating governments on their online financial transparency. This year, after a one-year vacation in the murky...

Nebraska, like my home state of Kansas, is landlocked. There are no beaches with washed up garbage and no sea turtles mistaking plastic bags for jellyfish – reasons that citizens in places like California have...

There is a better way. And if the auto industry’s short-sighted and ham-handed attack on tailpipe emissions standards helps the rest of us to visualize it more quickly, and commit the necessary resources to the...

With more electric cars on the road, and many more coming soon, cities will face the challenge of where electric vehicles will charge, particularly in city centers and neighborhoods without off-street residential parking.

For the Clean Water Act to successfully protect our waterways, facilities must follow the law … and face accountability if they don’t. Our recent report, Troubled Waters: Industrial Pollution Still Threatens American Waterways , finds...

States on the Atlantic, which use one quarter of the nation's energy, need a big and accessible clean energy resource in order to get off fossil fuels. Fortunately, the winds blowing right off their coastlines...

A Swedish power plant has a surprising source of energy: discarded clothing. The mental double-take we do at the idea of burning clothing for electricity creates the opportunity to reconsider other items we regularly throw...

The “sweet spot” of climate policy includes actions that are both meaningful and can be sustained over the long-term – actions that deliver substantial pollution reductions now while laying the groundwork for more ambitious steps...

Frontier Group director Susan Rakov's letter to the editor printed in the LA Times argues that we have the tools to reduce waste.

We worked with PennEnvironment to identify Allegheny County’s Toxic Ten – the 10 active facilities emitting the most toxic air pollution in the county. These 10 industrial facilities emitted more than 955,000 pounds of toxic...

Local clean energy map and data for Washington towns and cities, based on data from the new report Road to a Fossil Free Washington.

Nationally, the two biggest culprits for global warming emissions are transportation and power plants. Electric vehicles may be able to help with both.

In the years since the Great Recession, a torrent of cheap and easy credit has washed over car showrooms and used car lots. Many have compared this recent free-for-all in the subprime auto market to...

Cape Town is running out of water. Unless we start making responsible decisions and using our resources wisely, other parts of the world will face similar crises as our planet continues to warm.

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