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How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on "How to Harness a Game-Changing Resource for Export, Domestic Consumption, and Transportation Fuel."

By Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 30, 2014

Fundamental Facts of the EPA’s Climate Protection Proposal

coal plantUtilities’ gloomy prophecies of exorbitant pollution clean-up costs are unfounded. Electric rates currently are lower than 2008—even with the new mercury emission standard.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Friday, May 30, 2014

Keeping Cool in a Hotter United States

sweating manCongress must increase assistance to help low-income households adapt to the hotter weather brought by climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Big Oil Wants to Keep Its Tax Breaks Despite Very Profitable Winter

Although they saw $23 billion in first-quarter profits, the big five oil companies continue to receive special help from the federal government.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Monday, May 5, 2014

Trade Implication of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, April 24, 2014

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