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Alaska

Time to Update 1980s Air Quality Standards for Drilling in the Arctic

article icon Issue Brief New air quality regulations from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management should require that oil and gas companies seeking to drill in the Arctic limit black carbon emissions low enough to protect the climate in addition to human health.

By Rebecca Lefton | Friday, September 26, 2014

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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

Canada

How to Slow Near-Term Arctic and Global Warming

article icon Issue Brief The United States should make methane reduction a priority during its Arctic Council chairmanship.

By Gwynne Taraska and Patrick Clouser | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

superman at gas station

Big Oil’s Not-So-Scary Halloween: Industry Leaders Treated to Another Quarter of High Profits

Perhaps the most frightening trick of all is Big Oil’s ability to hold onto its tax breaks.

By Danielle Baussan, Miranda Peterson, and Ashley Olmeda | Friday, October 31, 2014

solar panels

State Policies to Increase Low-Income Communities’ Access to Solar Power

article icon Issue Brief Expanding an array of state policies can lead to an increase in low-income community adoption and deployment of solar power.

By Ben Bovarnick and Darryl Banks | Tuesday, September 23, 2014

landfill

The Treasure of Diverted Trash

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed landfill regulations should reduce the need for landfills, strengthen the economy, and reduce emissions of methane—one of our most potent greenhouse gases.

By Danielle Baussan and Erin Auel | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Earth

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

A ship is docked in Norfolk, Virginia.

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

Moab

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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