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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

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

Energy Lessons from the Edge of the Earth

Wind turbinesThe experience of one remote native Alaskan village offers a reliable, renewable, and affordable energy solution for rural Alaska.

By Christy Goldfuss | Wednesday, September 26, 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

The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on Growing Differences for Energy Development on Federal vs. Non-Federal Lands

Public Lands Project Director Christy Goldfuss testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

By Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, August 2, 2012

Video Series: Public Lands, Private Profits

play_alt icon Video Andrew Satter and CAP's Public Lands team investigate three precious spaces under threat from resource extraction.

By Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Tom Kenworthy, and Christy Goldfuss | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Series Preview: Public Lands, Private Profits

play_alt icon 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.

By Andrew Satter, Jessica Goad, Tom Kenworthy, and Christy Goldfuss | Monday, July 2, 2012

Using Public Lands for the Public Good

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy | Monday, June 25, 2012

A New Strategy for Managing Public Lands

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.

By Christy Goldfuss, Tom Kenworthy, and Jessica Goad | Thursday, June 21, 2012

President Obama Lays the Groundwork for His Conservation Legacy

The president and his administration took three recent steps to preserve America’s natural treasures.

By Christy Goldfuss | Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Jobs Case for Conservation

book_alt2 icon Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy identify policies that create jobs by supporting conservation and restoration.

By Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Protecting Fort Monroe

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.

By Christy Goldfuss | Monday, July 25, 2011