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Clean Air and Water

Broken pipelines, dirty refineries and the pollution impacts of energy infrastructure

The Trump administration has proposed opening much of the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans off the U.S. coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. The...

Dec 4, 2019 Report

In the face of climate change and the potential for recurring, devastating drought, California needs to rethink agriculture - including how, where, and which crops...

Nov 26, 2019 Blog Post

What does economics look like when resources are no longer scarce? And how can a doughnut help us visualize a new economic system for the...

Nov 22, 2019 Blog Post

The Trump administration has announced that it will revoke California’s ability to set strong global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks. To understand...

Sep 19, 2019 Blog Post
Why the Allegheny County Health Department Must Turn the Corner on Decades of Weak Clean Air Enforcement

Pittsburgh is no longer the “Smoky City” of days gone by, but pollution from industry continues to pose a threat to public health. Cutting Through...

Aug 15, 2019 Report

A note to readers regarding corrections to our recently released report, Safe for Swimming? Water Quality at our Beaches.

Aug 2, 2019 Blog Post
Water Quality at Our Beaches

Americans should be able to expect that water at our beaches is clean and safe for swimming. In fact, that was a key goal when...

Jul 23, 2019 Report

We’re surrounded by advertising. Every day, we see billboards, TV ads, advertisements in magazines, and corporate sponsors at all sorts of events. Much of the...

Jul 16, 2019 Blog Post
Measuring the Benefits of Rooftop Solar Power

To help develop smart public policy around solar energy, many public utilities commissions, utilities and other organizations have conducted or sponsored “value-of-solar” studies that attempt...

Jul 11, 2019 Report

Too often, infrastructure policy seems to be driven by short-term priorities – getting projects underway, creating jobs, or squeezing out another couple decimal points of...

May 15, 2019 Blog Post

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