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Gulf Coast Seafood Consumption Survey (PDF)

This document summarizes the results of an independent survey of seafood consumption rates of Gulf Coast residents and compares them to the estimates used by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to establish safe levels of oil spill contaminants.

Michigan Fuel Efficiency Survey (PDF)

Results of a survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research of Michigan residents’ perspectives on fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks.

Proposed Tar Sands Transport Routes - Map (PDF)

Issue paper
Tar sands oil is one of the most carbon-intensive fuels in the world, and its production is especially destructive to the local environment in Northern Alberta, Canada. In 2015, President Obama rejected TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which...