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Published May 24, 2021

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Clean Water

American Water: A Corporate Profile

America’s Secret Water Crisis

Aqua America: A Corporate Profile (Issue Brief)

Aqua America: Strategies of a Water Profiteer

A Tomar del Grifo: El Gran Fraude Comercial del Agua Embotellada

Ban Fracking in Florida (Fact Sheet)

Big Ag, Big Oil and California’s Big Water Problem

Borrowing Trouble: Water Privatization Is a False Solution for Municipal Budget Shortfalls

Campus Campaigns to Ban Bottled Water (Fact Sheet)

Costly Returns: How Corporations Could Profit from Inflating the Already High Cost of Repairing the Nation’s Crumbling Water and Sewer Infrastructure

Desalination: An Ocean of Problems (Report)

Desalination: An Ocean of Problems (Fact Sheet)

Detroit Needs a Water Affordability Plan (Issue Brief)

The Distribution System Improvement Charge: A Rip-Off For Consumers (Fact Sheet) 

Eversource’s Plan To Privatize New Hartford’s Water

Five Reasons Baltimore Needs an Income-Based Water Affordability Program

Illinois American Water and Aqua Illinois: Community Experiences with the Largest Investor-Owned Water Utilities in Illinois

Lead: A Lurking Threat in Drinking Water

Money Down the Drain: How Private Control of Water Wastes Public Resources

Municipalization Guide: How U.S. Communities Can Secure Local Public Control of Privately Owned Water and Sewer Systems

Niagara Bottling Company to Bottle and Sell Bloomfield, Connecticut’s Tap Water (Fact Sheet)

Our Right to Water: A People’s Guide to Implementing the United Nations’ Recognition of the Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation in the United States

An Overview of the Successful Public Purchase of the Felton Water System

Private Equity, Public Inequity: The Public Cost of Private Equity Takeovers of U.S. Water Infrastructure (Report)

Private Equity, Public Inequity: The Public Cost of Private Equity Takeovers of U.S. Water Infrastructure (Fact Sheet)

Public-Public Partnerships: An Alternative Model to Leverage the Capacity of Municipal Water Utilities

Public-Private Partnerships: Issues and Difficulties with Private Water Service

The Public Works: How the Remunicipalization of Water Services Saves Money

The Relationship Between Water Shutoffs and COVID Infections and Deaths

State of Public Water in the United States

Take Back the Tap: The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water (Fact Sheet)

Take Back the Tap The Big Business Hustle of Bottled Water (Report)

The Corporate Plan To Consolidate Your Utilities

The Top 10 Ways That Water Privatization Costs the Public

These Chemicals Are Forever: Water Contamination from PFOA, PFOS and other PFASs

Top Ten Most Expensive Water Providers in the Country: 2017 Update (Fact Sheet)

Top Ten: Why Water Privatization Fails

Trends in Water Privatization (Fact Sheet)

Trends in Water Privatization (Report)

United Water Can’t Be Trusted!

United Water: Suez Environment’s Poor Record in the United States

Water = Life: How Privatization Undermines the Human Right to Water

The Water Crisis in Martin County, Kentucky

Water and Sewer Privatization Contributes to Sprawl

Water for the Public, Not for Profit: Why Maine Should Hold Groundwater in the Public Trust 

The Water Futures Market: Gambling With Our Water

Water Injustice: Economic and Racial Disparities in Access to Safe and Clean Water in the United States (Issue Brief)

Water In Peril: Climate Change To Exacerbate Water Woes

Water Is NOT a Commodity, Water Is a COMMON Resource: The Rationale for States to Hold Groundwater in the Public Trust

Water. Jobs. Justice. The Case For The WATER Act.

Water Privatization Threatens Workers, Consumers and Local Economies

What the SLUDGE Is This?

Food System

Abusive Poultry Contracts Require Government Action (Fact Sheet)

Air Pollution From Oregon’s Large Dairies

Antibiotic Resistance 101: How Antibiotic Misuse on Factory Farms can Make you Sick

Below the Surface: The Dangers of Genetically Engineered Salmon

Biotech Ambassadors: How the U.S. State Department Promotes the Seed Industry’s Global Agenda

Broken Agricultural System Promotes Climate Change Feedback Loop

Can Lab Meat Fix Our Factory Farm Problem?

The Case for GMO Labeling (Fact Sheet)

Corporate Control in Animal Science Research

Costco’s New Poultry Farms Are a Bad Deal for Iowa

The DARK Act (Fact Sheet)

Dirty Delaware Project to Turn Poultry Slaughterhouse Waste into Pipeline Grade Methane

Do Farm Subsidies Cause Obesity?: Dispelling Common Myths About Public Health And The Farm Bill

The Economic Cost of Food Monopolies: The Grocery Cartels

The EPA’s Failure to Track Factory Farms

Factory Farm Nation: 2020 Edition (Issue Brief)

Factory Farm Nation: 2020 Edition (Fact Sheet)

Factory Farm Pollution Threatens The Great Lakes

Factory Farms and Climate Change

Fair Farming: A New Deal Approach to Food Supply Management
Fair Farming Companion Fact Sheet

Farm Bill 101

Farm Subsidies 101

Fracking and the Food System (Issue Brief)

Federal Legislation for a Just Food System

From Superweeds to Cancer: Why It’s Time to Ban Monsanto’s Roundup Weed Killer

Genetically Engineered Food An Overview

Genetically Engineered Food: An Overview (2016 Edition)

Genetically Engineered Food: Human Health Risks (Fact Sheet)

Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

Genetically Engineered Salmon: Deficient, Deformed, and Dangerous
to You and the Environment
(Issue Brief)

Greenwashing Genetically Engineered Crops

Grocery Goliaths: How Food Monopolies Impact Consumers

Hard to Digest: Greenwashing Manure into Renewable Energy (Issue Brief)

How Factory Fish Farms Misuse Antibiotics (Issue Brief)

How GMO Crops Hurt Farmers (Fact Sheet)

How Much do Food Labels Tell You?

How Much Will Labeling Genetically Engineered Foods Really Cost? (Fact Sheet)

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Unravels U.S. Food Safety Protections (Fact Sheet)

Industry Profile: Grocery Manufacturers Association (Fact Sheet)

Meatpacker Concentration Harms Farmers, Workers and Consumers: Proposed USDA Livestock Rule Can Strengthen Rural Economies

Monsanto’s Seed Company Subsidiaries (Fact Sheet)

Open Ocean Aquaculture: Factory Farming in the Sea

Organic Farmers Pay the Price for GMO Contamination

Poultry Litter Incineration: A False Solution to Factory Farm Pollution (Fact Sheet)

Poultry Litter Management Act (Fact Sheet)

Public Research, Private Gain: Corporate Influence Over University Agricultural Research

Save Antibiotics for Medicine, Not Factory Farms

The So-Called Scientific “Consensus”: Why the Debate on GMO Safety Is Not Over

Stop Tainting Our Produce

Toxic Buffet: how the TPP Trades Away Seafood Safety

TPP: Big Giveaway for Agribusiness, Big Risk for Farmers (Fact Sheet)

The TPP Assault on Food Safety (Fact Sheet)

The TPP Pushes the GMO Industry’s Global Agenda (Fact Sheet)

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Delivers a Rising Tide of Imported Fish (Fact Sheet)

TTIP and Genetically Engineered Foods (Fact Sheet)

Under the Influence: The National Research Council and GMOs (Issue Brief)

The Urgent Case For A Ban On Factory Farms

The Urgent Case for A Factory Farm Moratorium in Iowa

The Urgent Case For A Factory Farm Moratorium In Maryland

The Urgent Case For A Moratorium On Mega-Dairies In New Mexico / Razones urgentes para una moratoria sobre las mega lecherías en Nuevo México

The Urgent Case For A Moratorium On Mega-Dairies In Oregon / Razones urgentes para una moratoria sobre las mega lecherías en Oregón

Well-Fed: A Roadmap To A Sustainable Food System That Works For All
Well-Fed Companion Fact Sheet

Why Antitrust Laws Matter for Agriculture and Food 

Climate & Energy

Aera Energy’s Plans To Drill Santa Barbara Tar Sands

Another Petrochemical Sacrifice Zone: Appalachian Fracked Gas Industry Cluster Threatens Communities and Environment (Fact Sheet)

Another Petrochemical Sacrifice Zone: Proposed Appalachian Gas “Cluster” Would Pollute Region and Entrench Fossil Fuel and Plastics Infrastructure for Decades (Issue Brief)

Bad Trade: International Forest Offsets and California’s Carbon Market

Biogas From Factory Farm Waste Has No Place in a Clean Energy Future

Biomass Cannot Be Part of a Renewable Energy Future in Los Angeles

Biomass Cannot Be Part of a U.S. Renewable Energy Future

The British Columbia Carbon Tax: A Failed Experiment in Market-Based Solutions to Climate Change

Building a Climate-Resilient Florida

Building Climate Justice: Investing in Energy Efficiency for a Fair and Just Transition

California Is A Climate Emergency: Newsom Must Act

California Leads: How To Break Fossil Fuel Dependence In The Golden State

California Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: C

Cap And Trade Hurts Environmental Justice (Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative RGGI)

Cap And Trade: More Pollution For The Poor and People Of Color

Carbon Capture And Storage Has Four Fatal Flaws

Carbon Taxes: The Oil Industry’s Favorite Climate ‘Solution’

The Case Against Carbon Capture: False Claims And New Pollution

The Case to Ban Fracking on Federal Lands

Chemical Billionaire’s Bid for Fossil Fuel Empire

Chemical Recycling Of Plastics Won’t Close The Loop On The Climate Crisis

Cleanwashing: How States Count Polluting Energy Sources as Renewable

Climate Change and Unnatural Disasters

Colorado Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: C-

Community Choice Aggregation: Cleaner, Cheaper Electricity

Cracked: The Case for Green Jobs Over Petrochemicals In Pennsylvania

Dangerously Deep: Fracking’s Threat to Human Health

Dirty And Dangerous: Stop Unnecessary Compressor Stations

Dirty Biogas Has No Place in Los Angeles’ or California’s Clean Energy Future

Dirty Biogas Has No Place in the United States’ Clean Energy Future

Dominion Energy’s Power Grab

Dominion Energy’s Undue Political Influence Hurts Virginians and the Climate

Drilled Too Far: The Peril Of Injection Wells

Eminent Domain: Laws and Loopholes That Benefit Fracking and Pipeline Companies

The Environmental Perils of Steam Fracking Oxnard’s Tar Sands

Fracking and Earthquakes (Issue Brief)

Fighting Climate Chaos With a Green Public Works Program

Fighting Florida’s Climate Chaos: Next Steps in Saving Our State

Five Ways Dominion Puts Profits Ahead of Virginians

“Frackademia”: Industry Influence on Fracking Research and Academia

Fracking: A Bridge To Catastrophic Climate Change

The Fracking Endgame: Locked Into Plastics, Pollution and Climate Chaos

Fracking Interests Provide Flood of Funding to Florida Politicians

Fracking Nightmare: Explosive Liquefied Gas Export Plan Could Turn New Jersey and the Delaware River Basin Into a Fossil Fuel Sacrifice Zone

Fracking, Power Plants and Exports: Three Steps for Meaningful Climate Action

Fracking’s Bridge To Climate Chaos: Exposing The Fossil Fuel Industry’s Deadly Spin

Fracking Wastewater: A Toxic and Radioactive Problem

Green Manufacturing Over Petrochemicals In Pennsylvania: More Jobs, Wiser Investment

How Fracking Supports the Plastic Industry

Hydrogen in Our Homes: A Dangerous Pipe Dream

Hydrogen: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: D

Ineos’ Chequered Environmental Track Record in Europe

Investing in Energy Efficiency for a Fair and Just Transition

Los Angeles: Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels!

Maryland’s Dangerous Push for Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Meltdown: The Dangerous Nuclear Option For Climate Control

Natural Gas Liquids: Fracking’s Hazardous Plastics and Pollution Scheme

Natural Gas Liquids (Companion FS)

New Jersey Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: D

New York Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: D+

No Accounting for Taste: Natural Capital Accounting and the Financialization of Nature

Now We’re Fracked: Fracking’s Public Health Crisis

Nuclear Energy, Climate Change And Water: A Crisis

Nuclear Energy Isn’t The Solution To Climate Catastrophe

Ocean Acidification: How CO2 Emissions and False Solutions Threaten our Oceans

Oceans Awash in Toxic Plastic: Brought to You by the Fracking Industry

Off Course: Carbon Pricing Myths and Dirty Truths
Off Course Companion Fact Sheet

Paying to Pollute: The Environmental Injustice of Pollution Trading (Fact Sheet)

Paying to Pollute: The Environmental Injustice of Pollution Trading (Issue Brief)

Pennsylvania Renewable Portfolio Standard Report Card: F

Pernicious Placement of Pennsylvania Power Plants: Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Boom Reinforces Environmental Injustice (Report)

Pernicious Placement of Pennsylvania Power Plants: Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Boom Reinforces Environmental Injustice (Fact Sheet)

Pipelines 101: A Quick Reference Guide

Pollution Trading: Cashing Out Our Clean Air and Water

Renewable Natural Gas: Same Ol’ Climate Polluting Methane, Cleaner-Sounding Name

Saving Energy to Mitigate Climate Change

The Science Is In: We Can And Must Achieve 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2030

Scrapping California’s Electric Grid System Is a Giveaway to Dirty Fossil Fuels

Six Reasons to Ban Fracking in Illinois

SoCalGas Plans to Expand Ventura Compressor Station / Spanish version

SoCalGas’ Rush to Greenwash Gas

The Social Costs of Fracking: A Pennsylvania Case Study

Stopping Climate Change in Maryland

Stopping Climate Change in New Jersey

Stopping Climate Change in New York

Stopping Climate Change in Virginia

Toxic Workplace: Fracking Hazards on the Job

The Trans-Atlantic Plastics Pipeline (Issue Brief)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Fast-Tracking Fracking

Triple Threat: Petrochemicals and Plastics, Power Plants, And Exports Drive A New Fracking Boom

Trouble Brewing in the Great Lakes

The URGENT Case for a Ban on Fracking

Why We Need Food & Water Action On Climate Change

Working on Climate: How Union Labor Can Power A Green Future