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Rebuilding U.S. Fisheries - Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
Efforts to protect and rebuild America’s ocean fish populations are working. Rebounding fish populations create jobs, support coastal economies, repair damaged marine ecosystems, provide increased recreational fishing opportunities and bring back fresh, local seafood. The benefits of ending overfishing and...

New England's Ocean Treasures - Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
Two of the nation’s most spectacular ocean areas lie off New England shores: Cashes Ledge and the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts. The two areas serve as vital refuges for a stunning diversity of ocean wildlife and habitats, including...

Re-Envisioning the Chicago River - Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
In response to a public health emergency more than 100 years ago, engineers reversed the Chicago River and built the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal to carry wastewater away from Lake Michigan, the city’s source of drinking water. The canal...

Tax credits for Energy-efficient Commercial Buildings - Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fact Sheet
The cheapest, cleanest, and quickest response to global warming and high natural gas prices is to target energy efficiency. Studies have shown that energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to reduce global warming pollution. Increasing energy efficiency also decreases...