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.
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.
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.
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.
The administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to coal production and climate change, writes Tom Kenworthy.
Tom Kenworthy reviews the Obama administration’s new process for using public lands for solar energy development.
Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy identify policies that create jobs by supporting conservation and restoration.
Tom Kenworthy dissects the new government report, pointing to the next steps to ensure the recommendations are enacted.