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Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit

While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, April 15, 2014


5 Steps to Improve Safety and Avoid More Government Waste in King Cove, Alaska

Decision makers can find common-sense solutions to the important health and safety concerns of King Cove, Alaska, while avoiding more wasted taxpayer spending on a “Road to Nowhere.”

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Monday, April 14, 2014

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The Obama Administration’s Enthusiasm for Coal Sales Undermines Its Climate Program

The administration’s desire to sell coal leases undermines its promise to fight carbon pollution.

By Tom Kenworthy | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Economic Benefits of Restoring Coastal Ecosystems

Healthy coastal ecosystems provide critical social and environmental benefits.

By Michael Conathan, Jeffrey Buchanan, and Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Groundhog Days

article icon Issue Brief Despite coal and utility industries' fears, past air-pollution-protection measures helped protect millions of people from smog, acid rain, and soot particles, and new carbon-pollution safeguards are essential for Americans’ health and economy.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Miranda Peterson | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Built-In Savings: A U.S.-India Partnership on Energy-Efficient Buildings

article icon Issue Brief The United States and India should aggressively pursue opportunities to curb energy waste in the building sector in order to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution, enhance their energy security, and grow their economies.

By Bracken Hendricks, Peter Ogden, and Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kathryn Sullivan

The Top 5 Challenges Facing the New NOAA Administrator

As former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan takes over NOAA, she faces challenges worthy of a rocket scientist.

By Michael Conathan and Shiva Polefka | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Better Reflecting Our Country’s Growing Diversity

article icon Issue Brief We need to make our national park system more inclusive and reflective of the totality of the diverse American experience.

By Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Gimme Shelter: President Obama’s Climate Resilience Fund

Congress must invest in the president’s new Climate Resilience Fund to protect communities from extreme weather.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Building a 21st Century Infrastructure

book_alt2 icon 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.

By Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Infrastructure, Superstorm Sandy

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.

By Cathleen Kelly and Fran Sussman | Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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