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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

Big Oil Rakes in Huge Profits, Again

The big five oil companies enjoyed profits of $19.5 billion in the second quarter of 2013. They don’t need special tax breaks too.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Friday, August 2, 2013

Top 10 Ways the House of Representatives’ Environmental Spending Bill Would Ruin Your Summer

The new House bill is an unprecedented assault on your health and public lands.

By Arpita Bhattacharyya, Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, and Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

President Obama’s Resilience Plan Needs Federal Investments

Mount Charleston WildfireThe president and Congress should create a federal resilience fund for communities nationwide to invest in protection for people, homes, and businesses from future extreme weather events.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, July 30, 2013

America’s Energy Revolution: A New Path to Jobs and Economic Growth

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on the Budget.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

10 Essential Pollution Reduction and Public Health Measures in President Obama’s Climate Plan

President Barack Obama climate change speechThe president’s comprehensive plan outlines steps to reduce U.S. pollution, better coordinate international efforts to solve the problem of climate change, and provide additional protection from the effects of climate change.

By Richard W. Caperton, Daniel J. Weiss, and Andrew Light | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Moving Forward on Reducing Carbon Pollution

President Barack Obama climate changeThe Obama administration has made great strides in addressing climate change, but much more must and can be done.

By Richard W. Caperton and Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 24, 2013

Pound Foolish

article icon Issue Brief Increased federal resilience spending is necessary to help our communities prepare for extreme weather.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers

Big Oil will be making huge profits off Americans’ travel expenditures on fuel while producing less oil and opposing health safeguards.

By Jackie Weidman and Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

American Energy Security and Innovation: Grid Reliability Challenges in a Shifting Energy-Resource Landscape

Dan Weiss testifies on the effects that climate change has on electricity security and innovation before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, May 9, 2013

Big Oil Profits—and Tax Breaks—Remain High Despite Sequestration Cuts

Gas stationDespite the severe budget cuts facing many middle-class programs, the five biggest oil companies continue to rake in tens of billions of dollars in profits, while still receiving unnecessary and wasteful tax breaks.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, May 2, 2013