Kids in Danger Zones

One in three U.S. schoolchildren face the risk of chemical catastrophe. Learn more!

Tracking Toxic Trains

New legislation in California would boost the safety of hazardous substance shipments.

Supporting Responsible Corporate Taxpayers

Americans are increasingly unwilling to support companies that don't pay their taxes.

Does Fracking Have Us Drinking Diesel?

Oil and gas companies are not obtaining required permits to use diesel fuel when fracking, putting our water at risk.

Voices of the Unemployed

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

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Sep 30, 2014

One in Three: Interactive Map, Report Show Kids in Danger of Chemical Catastrophes

One in three U.S. schoolchildren attends school within the danger zone of a high-risk chemical facility, according to a report and interactive map ...

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Sep 30, 2014

Kids in Danger Zones: One in Three Schoolchildren Face Risk of Chemical Catastrophe

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014—A new interactive map and study released today by the Center for Effective Government find that one in three American ...

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Sep 30, 2014

One Year After Obstructionists Shut Down the Government: Where Are We Now?

Tomorrow, Oct. 1, marks one year since obstructionists in the House shut down the federal government. Approximately 800,000 federal workers stretching across the ...

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Sep 25, 2014

Happy National Voter Registration Day

Happy National Voter Registration Day from the Center for Effective Government! Only about 40 percent of Americans vote in midterm elections – those that are in between presidential election years. This means each vote matters ...

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Resources & Research

The Benefits of Public Protections: Ten Rules That Save Lives and Protect the Environment

This report examines the public health, worker safety, and environmental benefits projected from ten ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

The United States is facing a growing infrastructure crisis and a lingering jobs crisis. Most ...

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The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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