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The Benefits of Today's Advanced Technology Vehicles for Maine

Despite tighter automobile emission standards over the past three decades, many states continue to face significant automobile-related air pollution problems. Ready to Roll: The Benefits...

Mar 26, 2005 Report
New England's Rising Global Warming Emissions and How to Reverse the Trend

In 2005, more than three years after New England’s governors adopted a landmark agreement to reduce the region’s contribution to global warming, emissions of carbon...

Feb 26, 2005 Report
Strategies to Promote Vibrant Communities

Transit-oriented development—mixed residential and commercial districts that allow residents to walk, drive or ride transit—can improve quality of life in urban areas and encourage more...

Jan 26, 2005 Report
How Residential Photovoltaic Incentives Can Pay Off for Homeowners and the Public

Developing clean, abundant solar power resources in California can benefit all those who live and work in the state—reducing air pollution, protecting consumers from volatile...

Dec 26, 2004 Report
The Need for Aggressive Action to Protect Florida's Rivers and Streams from Nutrient Runoff

The excess flow of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, into Florida’s waterways has led to serious water quality problems—ranging from dramatic changes in the distribution...

Dec 26, 2004 Report
Protecting Washington from Nuclear Waste at Hanford

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeastern Washington is one of the most contaminated nuclear waste sites in the world. Containing the threat to public health...

Oct 26, 2004 Report
How Weak Permitting and Enforcement Have Failed to Curb High Levels of Toxic Discharge into Wisconsin's Waterways

Thirty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, Wisconsin waterways continue to be the dumping grounds for high levels of pollution. Weak enforcement...

Sep 26, 2004 Report
The Case Against the Use of Offsets in a Regional Power Sector Cap-and-Trade Program

A group of northeastern states have joined together in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) to limit emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants in...

Sep 26, 2004 Report
Cutting Health-Threatening Air Pollution 50% by 2010

Despite progress made over the past several decades, California continues to have the worst air quality in the nation. During his campaign for governor in...

Aug 26, 2004 Report
The Potential Role of Hydrogen in Achieving a Clean, Sustainable Transportation System

The use of hydrogen as a fuel for cars and trucks has been touted as an environmentally responsible way to end America’s dependence on foreign...

Aug 26, 2004 Report

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