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State and National Trends in Global Warming Emissions from 1990 to 2007

For decades, America’s global warming pollution from fossil fuel use has been on the rise. But this trend is starting to change in some states—in...

Oct 15, 2009 Report
Toxic Industrial Pollution and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Clean Water Act

Nearly four decades after enactment of the Clean Water Act, industrial facilities continue to dump hundreds of millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s...

Oct 1, 2009 Report
The Need for Transparency and Accountability in Chicago’s Public Asset Lease Deals

Chicago is at the forefront of the trend toward privatization of public assets. Since 2005, the city has leased a major toll road, four city-owned...

Oct 1, 2009 Report
How Streamlining Billing Can Reduce California's Health Care Costs

California’s health care system is broken. Costs are rising faster than either inflation or wages, and wasteful spending is a major culprit. Inefficient and duplicative...

Jul 15, 2009 Report
How Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Protect our Environment and Create New Jobs

Wisconsin has begun a transition away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future. The state is developing local wind, biomass and solar energy...

Jun 15, 2009 Report
Public Transportation Projects for the 21st Century

Public transportation makes a vital contribution to Wisconsin’s transportation system, supporting economic development, curbing pollution and congestion, reducing our dependence on oil, and helping to...

Jun 16, 2009 Report
Key Public Transportation Projects and Their Benefits for Illinois

Public transportation makes a vital contribution to Illinois’ transportation system, relieving congestion, reducing our dependence on oil, curbing pollution, stimulating the economy, and helping to...

May 16, 2009 Report
How an Efficiency Standard for Health Insurers Can Reduce Overhead and Deliver More Patient Care

The money that insurance companies spend on inefficient administration, billing and marketing – instead of medical care for their enrollees – contributes to the high...

May 15, 2009 Report
Moving Our Transportation System into the 21st Century

Over the past few decades, Arizona’s population has skyrocketed. This population growth has not been matched by public transportation investment, and Arizona’s resulting dependence on...

Apr 16, 2009 Report
Policy Options to Reduce Oregon's Contribution to Global Warming

Oregon has already taken several major steps to cut its global warming pollution, but opportunities to further reduce emissions remain. Global Warming Solutions: A Progress...

Apr 15, 2009 Report

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