Building a 21st Century Infrastructure
Report To address metropolitan congestion—our most pressing transportation challenge—we need to adopt performance management, increase competition for federal funds, and reform transportation governance.
The Crushing Cost of Climate Change: Why We Must Rethink America’s Infrastructure Investments
Changing our approach to investing in our nation’s infrastructure will help strengthen it and the economy in the face of more frequent extreme weather events.
With Only $93 Billion in Profits, the Big Five Oil Companies Demand to Keep Tax Breaks
With 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.
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.
Who Wants to Bring Back Overfishing?
Misguided provisions in new fisheries legislation would sacrifice the sustainability of short-term gains.
Keep American Crude Oil at Home
Issue Brief Lifting the 40-year ban on crude oil exports could reduce our energy security and raise domestic gasoline prices.
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.
Why President Obama Should Discuss Conservation for the First Time in His State of the Union Address
The president should use his executive authority to protect our public lands for future generations, create jobs, and honor our natural and cultural heritage.
5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities
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.
Big Oil, Small Jobs: A Look at the Oil Industry’s Dubious Job Claims
The inflated job numbers of the large oil and gas companies do not justify the industry’s longstanding tax breaks.
Banking on Clean Energy: State Leadership in Financing a Greener Future
New York is the latest in a growing roster of state and municipal governments to establish green banks to unlock private capital investment in clean energy infrastructure.