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Environment

Pew is a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems. We actively promote strong conservation policies in the United States and internationally.

Joshua S. Reichert

Executive Vice President
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Joshua Reichert is an executive vice president at Pew, directing all of its environmental work, including efforts to preserve large intact wilderness ecosystems and protect the global marine environment.

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Holly Binns

Director, U.S. Oceans, Southeast
The Pew Charitable Trusts
hbinns@pewtrusts.org

Holly Binns joined Pew in 2008 as manager of efforts to protect ocean life and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea..

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Drug Safety Project

The Drug Safety Project works to ensure a safe, reliable pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution system.

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State Health Care Spending Project

The States Health Care Spending Project is a joint initiative of the Pew Center on the States and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It helps state and federal policy makers better understand how much states spend on health care, what is driving up spending, and how states can contain costs while improving health outcomes.

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American Cities Project

Pew’s American Cities Project focuses on the biggest city in each of the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas and helps policy makers understand key challenges and promising approaches.

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Economy

The Pew Center on the States conducts research to identify the keys to state economic competitiveness—including recent reports examining innovative state research and development efforts, how states are struggling to pay $2.73 trillion in promised retirement benefits, and how state tax systems impede economic vitality.

In addition, the Center seeks to assess the economic impact of strategic investments in young children. In 2006, Pew joined with several philanthropists, foundations and corporations to create the Partnership for America’s Economic Success, which is guided by an advisory board that includes economists, business leaders, children’s advocates and policy experts.

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Revenue and Spending

In January 2006, the Pew Center on the States released, Special Report on Medicaid: Bridging the Gap Between Care and Cost, which analyzed how state Medicaid programs are wrestling with rising costs and highlighted examples of which  innovations are working, which are not, and why. The report was released as a special section in Governing magazine.

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Food Safety

People need to have confidence in the U.S. food supply and a safety system that is based on prevention and scientifically sound risk assessment and management, as well as reliable, comprehensive data. The Food Safety project seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by strengthening federal government authority and the enforcement of food safety laws.

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Fiscal Federalism Initiative

Federal and state policy makers require solid data and analysis to engage in a meaningful debate and truly understand how their tax and spending policies affect other levels of government.

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Environment

Pew is a major force in educating the public and policy makers about the causes, consequences and solutions to environmental problems. We actively promote strong conservation policies in the United States and internationally.

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State Policy and Performance

Pew’s state policy initiatives identify and advance effective policy approaches to central issues facing states.  The center is part of Pew’s broader effort to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems affecting Americans.

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Children and Youth

A nation’s future depends on how well it nurtures and protects its young people. Pew seeks to study and promote nonpartisan policy solutions for pressing and emerging problems that affect the next generation.

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Election Initiatives

The Pew Center on the States supports policies, practices and technologies that help achieve the highest standards of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and security of elections in the U.S.

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Economic Policy

Pew’s Economic Policy Group combines a belief in the importance of economic mobility and the power of the market economy, with an understanding offered over two centuries ago by Alexander Hamilton that the market “may be beneficially stimulated by prudent aids and encouragements on the part of the government."

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Health

Based on research and critical analysis, Pew seeks to improve the health and well-being of all Americans. It advocates policies that reduce potentially dangerous health risks in consumer, medical and food products and services.

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Family Financial Security

Financial products are crucial to helping Americans save, borrow, and manage their money. Yet they may contain risks that can drive up debt, decrease savings and impact our wellbeing. We work to better protect consumers by reducing dangerous and unnecessary risks in many of the financial products people use every day.

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Philadelphia Region

Pew fosters a healthy and vibrant public life in the Philadelphia region in many ways. We partner with local institutions and individuals to encourage thriving arts and cultural communities and support the health and welfare of the region’s neediest residents. Through the Philadelphia research initiative, Pew provides research and analysis on important issues facing the city and its surrounding area.

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Religion and Public Life

One of the most debated issues facing America today is the role that faith and religion should play in society. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the issues raised by the intersection of religion and public affairs.

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Computers and the Internet

The Pew Internet & American Life Project tracks and analyzes how computers and the Web are changing today’s world. Its work helps the media, academics, policy makers and others to better understand technology’s impact on society.

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Hispanics in America

The Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project helps all Americans to better understand the impact that a rapidly growing Latino population is having on the way we live today and on our nation’s future. The center produces research to increase awareness of the Hispanic population in the United States and chronicle its growing importance.

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Public Opinion

The Pew Research Center, a Pew subsidiary and a nonpartisan "fact tank" based in Washington, D.C., conducts public opinion research that helps inform national dialogues on a wide range of topics. Its polls assess Americans’ attitudes on domestic policy, economics, elections, foreign policy, the news media, computer technology, religion and social trends. Its projects also cover global public opinion and the status and views of Latinos in the United States.

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April 3, 2014

Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2013

Clean Energy
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity...

January 16, 2014

Power Surge: Energy Security and the Department of Defense

Project on National Security, Energy and Climate
Phyllis Cuttino, Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

The U.S. Department of Defense defines installation energy security as the ability to assure access...

November 13, 2013

Senate Hearing to Focus on Fish in the Southeast

Federal Fisheries Policy Reform Project
Lee Crockett, Director, U.S. Oceans, The Pew Charitable Trusts
The future of the nation’s fishery law is up for debate this week as Congress continues a series of hearings...