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The Clean Water Act's Impact on 15 American Rivers, Lakes and Bays

In the early 1970s, many American rivers and streams were contaminated with toxic industrial pollution, choked with untreated sewage and trash, and, in many cases,...

Oct 21, 2014 Report

In 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed. Since then, its tools have been used to make important improvements to water quality at these 15...

Oct 21, 2014 Blog Post

It is time for public interest advocates to articulate and fight for a new conception of “right to know” – one that is more expansive,...

Jul 3, 2014 Blog Post
Strategies and Tactics Used in the Industry’s Battle to Ship Tar Sands Oil Out of Casco Bay

South Portland, Maine, became “ground zero” for the tar sands debate when residents, in partnership with several statewide environmental groups, qualified a ballot initiative...

Jul 2, 2014 Report

The public policy landscape is changing more rapidly than ever before – presenting new challenges on a nearly weekly basis. Sometimes, the solutions to those...

Jul 1, 2014 Blog Post
Toxic Industrial Pollution and Restoring the Promise of the Clean Water Act

More than 40 years after passage of the Clean Water Act, industrial polluters continue to release more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into...

Jun 19, 2014 Report

When Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, it wrote into the law the expectation that toxic chemical releases from industry would cease entirely...

Jun 19, 2014 Blog Post

When we look for opportunities to address multiple problems at the same time, we can unleash powerful and transformative solutions with benefits we might never...

Mar 6, 2014 Blog Post
How Industrial Livestock Operations Pollute Illinois Rivers, Lakes and Streams

Factory farms threaten the health of Illinois’s rivers, lakes and streams. Across the state, large-scale releases of animal waste and other forms of pollution have...

Feb 19, 2014 Report
Big Agribusinesses's Political Dominance in Madison and Its Impact on Our Waterways

State decision-makers charged with keeping Wisconsin’s water clean have allowed industrial farming operations to spread, even though livestock operations have already polluted thousands of acres...

Dec 5, 2013 Report

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