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Group seeks green focus in recovery plan

SAN MARCOS -- An environmental group held several news conferences around the state Thursday, including one in North County, to release a report that calls on President-elect Barack Obama and Congress to invest $142 billion in green energy and transportation.

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Report | Environment California Research & Policy Center

Renewing America: A Blueprint for Economic Recovery

This report lays out a blueprint for how we can repower America for the 21st century, cleaning our environment while revitalizing our economy. A new president and a new Congress create a golden opportunity to chart a new future for America.

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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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