The administration’s desire to sell coal leases undermines its promise to fight carbon pollution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.