Report While recently established domestic policies have made strides toward a lower carbon future, such measures are stepping stones. Effectively mitigating climate change requires identifying exactly how the United States will transform its energy economy to attain international goals to help protect our climate.
Raising Global Climate Ambition
Report Global leaders have within their reach politically feasible options to create a low-carbon economy. Heads of government must grab this opportunity for progress and undertake these nine pragmatic measures by the end of 2015.
Infographic: The Land and Water Conservation Fund—How America’s Best Parks Program Works
September 3 marks 50 years of success for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Without action by Congress, however, the fund will expire in 2015 and America will lose its best parks program.
Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports
Fact Sheet CAP experts explain why vast amounts of federal coal mined in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana may soon be headed for Asian markets, and why policymakers should be concerned.
Protecting the Natural Treasures of America’s Remote Pacific Islands
It’s time for President Obama to act boldly to preserve one of the planet’s last unspoiled ocean ecosystems.
Balancing Act in the West: How America’s Playground Can Be a Model for Recreation and Drilling
Video This video explores how the Obama administration’s drilling reforms could protect the robust recreation economy of the Moab area and the spectacular desert landscapes that attract visitors from around the world.
Saving the Arctic
Report The United States should lead ambitious national, regional, and global efforts on climate change and black carbon reduction to slow rapid warming in the Arctic, protect millions of lives, improve food security, and safeguard our planet for future generations when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes chair of the Arctic Council in 2015.
The Climate Implications of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, Exports
Report Increased LNG exports could theoretically result in a net benefit for the climate, but the conditions are formidable.
Summertime, and the Livin’ Is Easy—If You’re Big Oil
The big five oil companies continue earning huge profits—more than $25 billion in the second quarter—yet they receive billions of dollars in unnecessary and unwarranted tax breaks.
Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin
Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.
How Leaving RGGI Leaves New Jersey Behind
Giving up his plot to leave the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative would be a relatively simple and effective way for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) to implement proposed carbon-pollution limits while strengthening New Jersey’s health and economy.