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Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Moving Toward a Green Chemical Future

The U.S. government’s current regulation of industrial chemicals is based on the presumption that these chemicals are innocent until they are proven to harm human health or the environment. This presumption is startling, especially when you consider:

    There are an estimated 80,000 chemicals registered for commercial use in the U.S.[1]
    Only a very small percentage of these chemicals have been tested for safety to human health. [2]
    An estimated 2,000 new chemicals are introduced each year, or an average of seven new chemicals each day. [3]

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

On the Rise: Solar Thermal Power and the Fight Against Global Warming

Global warming is real, is happening now, and is largely caused by human activities. To prevent the worst impacts of global warming, the United States must take action to reduce global warming pollution quickly and dramatically. Electricity generation accounts for more than a third of America’s emissions of global warming pollution. Preventing catastrophic global warming, therefore, will require the United States to shift away from highly polluting sources of power, such as coal-fired power plants, and toward clean, renewable energy.

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Report | Environment California Research and Policy Center

Toxic Baby Furniture

Furnishings containing formaldehyde – a toxic chemical linked with allergies, asthma, and cancer – can contaminate indoor air within California homes. Babies and young children are particularly vulnerable to harm.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Driving Towards A New Energy Future

Legislation to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)standards for cars and trucks was included in the Senate energy bill (H.R. 6) that was passed in June of this year, marking the first time in over thirty years that either House of Congress has passed an increase in CAFE standards.

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News Release | Environment California Research & Policy Center

New Report Documents California's Outstanding Clean Energy Leadership

The State of California has been rated a gold star for its outstanding leadership in promoting clean energy and global warming solutions, according to a report released today by Environment California Research & Policy Center.

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