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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

Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle- and Lower-Income Americans

Man reacting to home washed up after Superstorm Sandy book_alt2 icon Report We must take steps to protect middle- and lower-income households from the economic harms wrought by extreme weather events linked to climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Mackenzie Bronson | Friday, November 16, 2012

Take Action Now to Protect Us from Pollution

Reid-Gardner power stationPresident Obama can implement five major rules before Inauguration Day to protect our nation’s health and environment from toxic pollution and climate change.

By Danielle Baussan and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, November 8, 2012

How Big Oil Spent Part of Its $90 Billion in Profits So Far in 2012

Big five oil company executives testifyDespite lower production, the big five oil companies reaped $90 billion in profits through the first three quarters of 2012. They used part of that money to lobby Congress, fund favorable candidates, and enrich their executives and stockholders.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, November 5, 2012

Preventing Future ‘Frankenstorms’

The United States must heed the warnings of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly disasters and reduce its carbon pollution.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, November 1, 2012

The American Energy Initiative: A Focus on the Outlook for Achieving North American Energy Independence Within the Decade

CAP Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss testifies before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, September 13, 2012