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.
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.
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.
The experience of one remote native Alaskan village offers a reliable, renewable, and affordable energy solution for rural Alaska.
Thirty national parks face the prospect of future oil and gas drilling within their borders.
Public Lands Project Director Christy Goldfuss testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Video Andrew Satter and CAP's Public Lands team investigate three precious spaces under threat from resource extraction.
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.
The president and his administration took three recent steps to preserve America’s natural treasures.
Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy identify policies that create jobs by supporting conservation and restoration.
Members of Congress attempting to do Big Oil’s bidding may prevent a historic Civil War site from being protected by the National Park Service, writes Christy Goldfuss.