Issue Brief The Obama administration should require that federal agencies account for greenhouse-gas pollution when considering new projects, especially on federal public lands and waters.
Video Oil and gas drilling in North Dakota threatens Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the land surrounding it by increasing pollution, traffic, and noise in the area.
Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.
Energy development flourished in the president’s first term, but the administration has much more work to do on protecting our public lands.
Issue Brief Sequestration will inflict massive cuts on programs that protect our public lands and oceans—cuts that will impact all of us in a variety of ways.
Thirty national parks face the prospect of future oil and gas drilling within their borders.
Issue Brief Jessica Goad, Daniel J. Weiss, and Richard Caperton identify the vast opportunities for renewable energy installations on public lands in the West.
Video The Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Sierra Club, undertook a series of video mini-documentaries that revealed three places held in the public trust that could be threatened by pending proposals to mine and drill in or around them.
Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy explain how a long-term phase-in of renewable energy sources and a subsequent rebalancing of fossil fuels sourced from the federal estate will help ensure that public land is used for the public good.
Christy Goldfuss, Tom Kenworthy, and Jessica Goad explain why multiple uses of public lands can have greater economic value than just putting people to work in the oil and gas industries.
Jessica Goad lists the top five places on public lands that enjoy local support and deserve protection this year.
Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy identify policies that create jobs by supporting conservation and restoration.
Jessica is the Manager of Research and Outreach for American Progress’ Public Lands Project. Previously she was on staff at The Wilderness Society, where she focused on fossil and renewable energy on public lands. Her interest in land conservation stems from her experience growing up in Golden, Colorado, at the base of the Rocky Mountains. [...]