September 3 marks 50 years of success for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Without action by Congress, however, the fund will expire in 2015 and America will lose its best parks program.
Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.
Report The growing influence of the oil and gas industry on the NRA, Safari Club International, and Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation is reshaping the politics, policies, and priorities of American land and wildlife conservation.
Decision makers can find common-sense solutions to the important health and safety concerns of King Cove, Alaska, while avoiding more wasted taxpayer spending on a “Road to Nowhere.”
Issue Brief We need to make our national park system more inclusive and reflective of the totality of the diverse American experience.
The president should use his executive authority to protect our public lands for future generations, create jobs, and honor our natural and cultural heritage.
Issue Brief Five years after the Bush administration’s oil and gas debacle near Utah’s national parks, a smarter approach to land management is within reach.
Public lands can help solve the climate crisis rather than worsen it.
Report Rather than creating new revenue-sharing entitlements, Congress should take a comprehensive, fiscally sound approach to addressing the natural resource revenue challenges facing the nation.
Despite House Republican claims that funding national parks is noncontroversial, public lands have been plagued by drastic budget cuts, seasonal closures, proposed land sell-offs, and a freeze on new parks since the Tea Party takeover of the House.
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 new House bill is an unprecedented assault on your health and public lands.
Matt Lee-Ashley is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, focusing on energy, environment, and public lands. Prior to joining American Progress, Lee-Ashley served as deputy chief of staff at the Department of the Interior, overseeing policy, external, communications, and legislative matters on behalf of Secretary Ken Salazar. In 2010 Lee-Ashley was named the Interior Department’s […]