The coal industry’s export strategy faces decreasing financial value and will increase environmental damage.
The Obama administration is seeking to double production of clean energy from public lands, a vital front in the war on climate change.
The process of hydraulic fracturing and drilling uses a lot of water, and there’s no silver-bullet alternative to help protect our water sources.
Issue Brief The new secretary of the interior can do a great deal to ensure that fossil-fuel development on federal lands is done in ways and with limits that better protect health, safety, and the environment.
States, cities, and communities across the nation are working to better regulate oil and gas development and fracking in the wake of a drilling boom.
State lawmakers should not enact legislation written by ALEC and the Heartland Institute that repeals renewable energy standards.
A recent boom in oil and gas drilling, especially from fracking, has concerned citizens clashing with energy companies and local and state governments about regulation.
Video Andrew Satter and CAP's Public Lands team investigate three precious spaces under threat from resource extraction.
Tom Kenworthy explains that we can expect more raging fires unless we get at the root of the problem: climate change.
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.
Issue Brief While steps to strengthen federal oversight of oil and gas development represent a good start, both the Bureau of Land Management and EPA plans have shortcomings that the agencies should address, writes Tom Kenworthy.
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.