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Green Growth

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Robert Pollin, Heidi Garrett-Peltier, James Heintz, and Bracken Hendricks | Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Raising Global Climate Ambition

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Nigel Purvis | Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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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.

By Claire Moser, Matt Lee-Ashley, Nidhi Thakar, Pete Morelewicz, and Preeth Srinivasaraghavan | Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Fact Sheet: 5 Things You Should Know About Powder River Basin Coal Exports

article icon 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.

By Nathan Joo, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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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.

By Michael Conathan | Friday, August 8, 2014

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Balancing Act in the West: How America’s Playground Can Be a Model for Recreation and Drilling

play_alt icon 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.

By Tom Kenworthy and Andrew Satter | Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Saving the Arctic

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Rebecca Lefton and Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Climate Implications of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas, or LNG, Exports

book_alt2 icon Report Increased LNG exports could theoretically result in a net benefit for the climate, but the conditions are formidable.

By Gwynne Taraska and Darryl Banks | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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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.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Bineh Ndefru | Friday, August 1, 2014

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Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin

article icon 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.

By Nidhi Thakar and Michael Madowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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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.

By Danielle Baussan | Thursday, July 24, 2014

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