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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

Across the country, thousands of miles of waterways are threatened by at least one of five major potential sources of contamination: coal ash pits, oil...

Apr 16, 2019 Blog Post

American farmers are trapped in a toxic cycle of pesticide and herbicide use. Breaking our reliance on pesticides, including dicamba and glyphosate, is a crucial...

Apr 9, 2019 Blog Post

After 20 years in Columbia, Maryland, my partner's mom recently accepted a job offer in Jackson, Mississippi, and made the move. When she got there,...

Feb 13, 2019 Blog Post

Late last year, I took a trip with a friend to watch the demolition of the retired Mt. Tom coal-fired power plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts....

Feb 8, 2019 Blog Post

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