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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

The Obama Administration’s Disconnect on Coal

The administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to coal production and climate change, writes Tom Kenworthy.

By Tom Kenworthy | Monday, December 12, 2011

A Better Model for Energy on Public Lands

Tom Kenworthy reviews the Obama administration’s new process for using public lands for solar energy development.

By Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, November 1, 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

‘Fracking’ Responsibly

Tom Kenworthy dissects the new government report, pointing to the next steps to ensure the recommendations are enacted.

By Tom Kenworthy | Thursday, August 11, 2011

Moral Crossroads on Coal Exports

Tom Kenworthy and Kate Gordon discuss issues with exporting coal to China in The Denver Post.

By Tom Kenworthy and Kate Gordon | Monday, August 1, 2011

Battle Over Presidential Authority to Designate Monuments Heats Up

Several bills in Congress seek to limit or end presidential power to designate federal lands as national monuments. Tom Kenworthy explains why these efforts are misguided.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Utah Can Stick It to Uncle Sam and Take Back All the Parks

When it comes to defending their state against federal land grabs, Utah’s congressional delegation talks a good game. But they’re really wimps, writes Tom Kenworthy.

By Tom Kenworthy | Friday, June 17, 2011

Serious Nonsense over Public Lands

Tom Kenworthy reflects on the value of America's system of public lands.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Bringing Fracking to the Surface

Tom Kenworthy scrutinizes the potential consequences of fracking and looks at steps the government can take to prevent additional environmental problems.

By Tom Kenworthy | Friday, June 3, 2011

Coal-Fired Conflict

article icon Issue Brief An escalating battle over coal export terminals combined with new mining leases raise important questions about the use of coal in the United States.

By Tom Kenworthy and Kate Gordon | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Drilling Down on Fracking Concerns

article icon Issue Brief Tom Kenworthy and Daniel J. Weiss with Lisbeth Kaufman and Christina C. DiPasquale explore the ecological and economic issues of “fracking.”

By Tom Kenworthy, Daniel J. Weiss, Lisbeth Kaufman, and Christina C. DiPasquale | Monday, March 21, 2011

Getting It Right in the Second Round of Big Solar Projects

The Interior Department should make sure new solar energy projects are developed with the least amount of harm to our environment, writes Tom Kenworthy.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Brown to Green

Reusing polluted and contaminated lands to build wind and solar projects could prove to be a viable clean energy strategy, writes Tom Kenworthy.

By Tom Kenworthy | Thursday, December 9, 2010