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Publications

Global Warming & Air Pollution

Chronology of CTA’s Global Warming Case Against the EPA
August 31, 2006

A listing of major milestones in CTA’s effort to force EPA to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act.

International Law Related to Precautionary Approaches to National Regulation of Plant Imports
February 1, 2005

This article by CTA staff attorney Peter Jenkins discusses national efforts to regulate the importation of potentially invasive plant species in light of international free trade agreements.

Gasoline Cost Externalities: Security and Protection Services
January 25, 2005

An update to CTA’s Real Price of Gasoline report, this paper analyzes the external costs Americans pay for gasoline taking into account recent military expenditures and the cost of the war in Iraq.

CTA Policy Positions on Wild Animal Cloning, Genetic Engineering, and Patenting
December 31, 2004

CTA rejects the cloning, genetic engineering, and patenting of wild species.

NECIS Position Statement: Decreasing Ecological Risks Related to International Trade
December 30, 2004

The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, of which CTA is a member, urges the U.S. government to explore and adopt policies to reduce the spread of damaging invasive species associated with international trade.

NECIS Position Statement: Improving Funding to Address Invasive Species
December 30, 2004

The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, of which CTA is a member, urges the federal government to make a commitment to fully funding programs known to be efficient and effective at addressing the problem of invasive species.

NECIS Position Statement: Reducing Introductions of Invasive Species
December 30, 2004

The National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, of which CTA is a member, urges the federal government to better regulate the introduction of harmful invasive species into the United States.

Gasoline Cost Externalities Associated With Global Climate Change
September 29, 2004

An update to CTA’s Real Price of Gasoline report, this paper analyzes the external costs Americans pay for gasoline taking into account the environmental and social damages caused by our cars’ contribution to climate change.

Communicating “Uncertainty” in the Science of Climate Change
September 1, 2004

This CTA paper explains what scientists mean by “uncertainty” in climate models and refutes arguments that we don’t know enough to act on climate change.

Climate Change Beyond the Year 2100
March 7, 2004

This CTA memorandum surveys research on climate change effects beyond the year 2100 and offers some projections of how we may be altering the Earth’s climate for many centuries to come.

Since President Bush Doesn’t Understand Global Warming, Let Us Draw Him a Map
August 1, 2001

This global warming weather map appeared as an advertisement in national publications, including Mother Jones and Roll Call.

In-Car Air Pollution: The Hidden Threat to Automobile Drivers
July 1, 2000

This CTA report surveys existing scientific literature and explains the health hazards auto pollution poses to drivers and their passengers inside automobiles.
View the Executive Summary.

The Real Price of Gasoline
November 16, 1998

This CTA report finds that Americans pay between $4.60 and $14.14 per gallon of gasoline in “external” costs not reflected in the price at the pump. This total includes industry tax subsidies; military expenses; and environmental, health, and social costs. (Also, see updates for costs associated with security and climate change.)
View the Executive Summary.