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How Out-of-District Fundraising Weakens Democracy in North Carolina

Out-of-district financial contributions from special interests and wealthy individuals undermine democracy in North Carolina by reducing the influence of citizens who live in a candidate’s...

Apr 26, 2007 Report
How California Can Reduce Its Dependence on Natural Gas

Solar hot water systems capture energy from the sun to heat water for homes and businesses, thereby displacing the use of natural gas, or in...

Apr 26, 2007 Report
Why Maryland Can't Afford a Nuclear Reactor

Constellation Energy has proposed building a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland. The High Cost of Nuclear Power shows that...

Mar 26, 2007 Report
Creating Jobs and Reducing Pollution with Energy Efficiency and Renewable Electric Power

Michigan is facing serious choices about the future of its electricity system. With a growing demand for electricity, the state is considering building new coal-fired...

Feb 26, 2007 Report
How Safer Alternatives Can Reduce Our Exposure to Toxic Chemicals

Connecticut citizens are exposed to thousands of harmful toxic chemicals in the course of daily life. However, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, most of these chemicals have...

Feb 26, 2007 Report
Creating Jobs and Economic Growth with Renewable Energy

In November 2004, the citizens of Colorado became the first in the nation to vote on and pass a statewide renewable energy requirement. Xcel Energy,...

Feb 15, 2007 Report
Better Oversight of Development Is Necessary to Prevent Runoff Pollution

From the Sugar River south of Madison to the Lake Michigan shoreline, the excess flow of runoff pollution into Wisconsin’s waterways has led to serious...

Jan 26, 2007 Report
Policy Options to Reduce Illinois' Contribution to Global Warming

Global warming poses a serious threat to Illinois’ future. Significant action is needed if Illinois is going to do its share to prevent the worst...

Jan 26, 2007 Report
The Perchlorate Study Group and Its Industry Backers

California state agencies have discovered perchlorate—the main ingredient in solid rocket fuel—contaminating almost 400 water sources since 1997, including the Colorado River and hundreds of...

Dec 26, 2006 Report
Toxic Pollution from Cars and Trucks in Maryland

Despite modest improvements in Maryland’s air quality over the last several decades, the cancer risk from air toxics is still 40 times higher for Marylanders...

Dec 20, 2006 Report

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