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Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit

While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2013: Extreme Weather, Extreme Damage

The nine most severe weather events in 2013 took 114 lives and cost $20 billion.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Siri Manning | Thursday, March 27, 2014

Groundhog Days

article icon Issue Brief Despite coal and utility industries' fears, past air-pollution-protection measures helped protect millions of people from smog, acid rain, and soot particles, and new carbon-pollution safeguards are essential for Americans’ health and economy.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gimme Shelter: President Obama’s Climate Resilience Fund

ObamaCongress must invest in the president’s new Climate Resilience Fund to protect communities from extreme weather.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

With Only $93 Billion in Profits, the Big Five Oil Companies Demand to Keep Tax Breaks

crude oilWith increased production costs but decreased profits in 2013, Big Oil companies are fighting to protect their tax breaks and lift the crude oil export ban instead of looking for more-sustainable energy solutions.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Monday, February 10, 2014

U.S. Crude Oil Exports: Opportunities and Challenges

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Keep American Crude Oil at Home

Oil pump article icon Issue Brief Lifting the 40-year ban on crude oil exports could reduce our energy security and raise domestic gasoline prices.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Tuesday, January 28, 2014

5 More Items for President Obama’s Climate Change To-Do List

These five clean energy and public health priorities for the president's second term are vital to slowing climate change and building on the clean energy successes of the past year.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jessica Goad, and Shiva Polefka | Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities

article icon Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.

By Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, January 23, 2014

Baucus Tax Reform Cuts $46 Billion in Oil Breaks

Sen. Ron Wyden can cut $30 billion more as the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Friday, December 20, 2013

Big Oil, Big Profits, Big Tax Breaks

The big five oil companies earned $23 billion in the third quarter, yet they continue to receive billions of dollars in tax breaks.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Tiffany Germain | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

5 Assignments for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness

Superstorm SandyPresident Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, October 21, 2013

Coal Survival Depends on the EPA’s Carbon-Pollution Standards for Future Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon-pollution standards for future power plants would provide a path for cleaner coal-powered electricity.

By Robert Sussman and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, September 26, 2013

10 Truths that Should Be Said at This Week’s House Climate Change Hearing

Instead of stale attacks on settled climate science, hyperinflated estimates of the cost of cleanup, or denial of executive authority to act, there are 10 truths that need to be said at the hearing.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, September 16, 2013

States of Denial: States with the Most Federal Disaster Aid Sent Climate-Science Deniers to Congress

Rim fire article icon Issue Brief The 10 states that received the most federal disaster relief in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 for climate-related extreme weather events elected 47 climate-science deniers to Congress.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Stephanie Pinkalla | Thursday, September 12, 2013