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FOUNDED IN 1995, in honor of late Republican Senator H. John Heinz, III (1938–1991), the Heinz Center is a nonprofit institution dedicated to improving the scientific and economic foundation for environmental policy through collaboration in different sectors among industry, government, academia, and environmental organizations.

Senator Heinz was always active as a politician in initiatives to preserve the environment and to understand the impact of human actions on it. By the mid-1980s, Heinz claimed that human actions were damaging the environment and, with Democratic Senator Tim Wirth, he set up Project 88. The Project contributed to the landmark legislation Clean Air Act Reauthorization passed by the Senate in 1990. Heinz also introduced bills to encourage the recycling of newspapers, motor oil, and other hazardous wastes.

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