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Better Reflecting Our Country’s Growing Diversity

article icon Issue Brief We need to make our national park system more inclusive and reflective of the totality of the diverse American experience.

By Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Farah Z. Ahmad | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

5 More Items for President Obama’s Climate Change To-Do List

These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jessica Goad, and Shiva Polefka | Friday, January 24, 2014

Why President Obama Should Discuss Conservation for the First Time in His State of the Union Address

The president should use his executive authority to protect our public lands for future generations, create jobs, and honor our natural and cultural heritage.

By Matt Lee-Ashley and Jessica Goad | Friday, January 24, 2014

A Turning Point for the Bureau of Land Management

Utah national park storm article icon Issue Brief Five years after the Bush administration’s oil and gas debacle near Utah’s national parks, a smarter approach to land management is within reach.

By Matt Lee-Ashley and Jessica Goad | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Clogged Carbon Sink: U.S. Public Lands Are the Source of 4.5 Times More Carbon Pollution Than They Can Absorb

Truck hauls coalPublic lands can help solve the climate crisis rather than worsen it.

By Jessica Goad and Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, December 5, 2013

Protecting the Taxpayer’s Share of Natural Resource Revenues on Public Lands and Oceans

Deepwater Horizon site drillers book_alt2 icon Report Rather than creating new revenue-sharing entitlements, Congress should take a comprehensive, fiscally sound approach to addressing the natural resource revenue challenges facing the nation.

By Matt Lee-Ashley, Jessica Goad, Michael Madowitz, and Michael Conathan | Friday, November 8, 2013

A Blueprint for Balance

Public lands book_alt2 icon Report The Obama administration and Congress must bridge the divide between the current focus in federal policy on promoting oil and gas development and the public’s demand for greater access to recreational opportunities and protections of lands for future generations.

By Matt Lee-Ashley, Christy Goldfuss, Jessica Goad, Tom Kenworthy, Nada Culver, Brian O'Donnell, Greg Zimmerman, and Ti Hays | Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Region Threatens a Sustainable Economy

Pebble Mine project article icon Issue Brief A proposal to develop one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in a remote and pristine corner of Alaska could destroy some of America’s most valuable fisheries.

By Jessica Goad, Shiva Polefka, Michael Conathan, and Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Using Executive Authority to Account for the Greenhouse-Gas Emissions of Federal Projects

Black Thunder Mine article icon 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.

By Jessica Goad and Kiley Kroh | Thursday, April 25, 2013

Video: A Boom with No Boundaries

play_alt icon 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.

By Andrew Satter and Jessica Goad | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

State Efforts to ‘Reclaim’ Our Public Lands

Ken Ivory article icon Issue Brief The American Legislative Exchange Council is working with other conservative groups to get the federal government to turn over our public lands to states for profit.

By Jessica Goad and Tom Kenworthy | Monday, March 11, 2013

10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils

California wildfire article icon Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, and Jessica Goad | Friday, February 22, 2013

President Obama Needs to Establish a Conservation Legacy in Addition to a Drilling Legacy

Obama with a Park RangerEnergy development flourished in the president’s first term, but the administration has much more work to do on protecting our public lands.

By Jessica Goad and Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, January 10, 2013

7 Ways that Looming Budget Cuts to Public Lands and Oceans Will Affect All Americans

A wildlands firefighter stands in front of a wildfire article icon 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.

By Jessica Goad, Michael Conathan, and Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, December 6, 2012

Drilling Could Threaten Our National Parks

A natural gas rig on a national seashore in TexasThirty national parks face the prospect of future oil and gas drilling within their borders.

By Jessica Goad and Christy Goldfuss | Wednesday, September 12, 2012