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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

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
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 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

Three years into a devastating drought made worse by wasteful water use, voters in Texas approved a constitutional amendment that will allow the state to...

Nov 12, 2013 Blog Post
Wasting Water Endangers Texas' Rivers, Fish and Wildlife

Excessive water withdrawals threaten many of Texas’ most important and beloved rivers. Rivers are a central element of our natural heritage, but wasteful water use...

Nov 12, 2013 Report
Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level

Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has fused two technologies—hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling—in a highly polluting effort to unlock oil and...

Oct 3, 2013 Report

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