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Infographic: Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are costing the federal government billions of dollars a year in disaster relief, and these costs will keep rising if we don't do more to prevent climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, April 29, 2013

Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather

Superstorm Sandy article icon Issue Brief As extreme weather events due to climate change increase in frequency and/or ferocity, we must get an accurate account of how much disaster relief costs the government and taxpayers and plan for the future by building community resiliency.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, April 29, 2013

The Obama Budget Drains Tax Breaks for Big Oil

Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal appropriately recognizes that the last thing Big Oil companies need is continued tax relief.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Clean Murray Budget Versus the Dirty Ryan Budget

Richard Hucks, Demetrius RumphSen. Patty Murray’s budget proposal makes necessary investments in the clean energy industry, while Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest budget would result in fewer jobs and more pollution.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

We Must Continue to Invest in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power

Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss testifies before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, March 14, 2013

Meet the New Oil Tax Breaks, Same as the Old Oil Tax Breaks

Gas pricesRep. Paul Ryan’s FY 2014 budget apparently retains 100 years of tax breaks for Big Oil and gives them new ones from the Romney budget plan.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, March 12, 2013

5 Oily Myths About Gasoline Prices

Gas prices in CaliforniaAfter yet another super-profitable year—and another expensive winter at the pump—it’s time to shed light on Big Oil’s myths and move forward with real solutions to high gasoline prices.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, February 28, 2013

10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils

California wildfire article icon Issue Brief The sequester will have significant impacts on many public health and clean energy programs.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, and Jessica Goad | Friday, February 22, 2013

The Effects of Rising Energy Costs on American Families and Employers

Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss testifies before the House Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, February 14, 2013

State of the Union: More Investments in Clean Energy, Less Carbon Pollution

Extreme weather eventsInvesting in clean energy technologies and reducing carbon pollution will protect public health and contribute to America’s economic resurgence.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Going to Extremes: The $188 Billion Price Tag from Climate-Related Extreme Weather

Superstorm SandyAs more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Building on President Obama’s Clean Energy Successes

President Obama article icon Issue Brief These 10 energy and environmental priorities for the president’s second term are vital to combating climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, January 17, 2013

President Obama’s Clean Energy Progress: How the Top 10 Energy Priorities Fared During His First Term

President Obama speaks in front of solar panels article icon Issue Brief Despite congressional failure to pass essential legislation to reduce carbon pollution and establish a renewable electricity standard, during its first term the Obama administration successfully adopted policies to protect public health from air pollution, lower oil consumption, and create jobs.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, January 9, 2013

An Ounce of Prevention: Increasing Resiliency to Climate-Related Extreme Weather

Damage from Hurricane SandyWe need dedicated funding for communities to increase their resilience to future extreme weather events.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, December 17, 2012

Cleaning up Carbon Pollution 101

Capitol Power PlantIn order to fight disastrous climate change, we must reduce carbon pollution in America.

By Danielle Baussan and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, December 13, 2012