Despite the severe budget cuts facing many middle-class programs, the five biggest oil companies continue to rake in tens of billions of dollars in profits, while still receiving unnecessary and wasteful tax breaks.
Extreme weather events are costing the federal government billions of dollars a year in disaster relief, and these costs will keep rising if we don't do more to prevent climate change.
Issue Brief As extreme weather events due to climate change increase in frequency and/or ferocity, we must get an accurate account of how much disaster relief costs the government and taxpayers and plan for the future by building community resiliency.
Recent actions by the Obama administration show a renewed commitment to healthy oceans and a robust coastal economy.
Issue Brief The Obama administration should require that federal agencies account for greenhouse-gas pollution when considering new projects, especially on federal public lands and waters.
Issue Brief In this brief, we argue that the president must advance his new infrastructure initiatives and investment goals in the context of the public health and safety risks of climate change.
Issue Brief Increasing rates of recycling and composting, as well as incentivizing energy-from-waste facilities, would reduce our reliance on landfills and help lower greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States.
Unlike Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal appropriately recognizes that the last thing Big Oil companies need is continued tax relief.
Video Oil and gas drilling in North Dakota threatens Theodore Roosevelt National Park and the land surrounding it by increasing pollution, traffic, and noise in the area.
In his new role as secretary of state, John Kerry can take action on climate change, Arctic management, and pirate fishing to defend our oceans and preserve marine life.
Some legislators are trying to eat their fish and have them too.
Issue Brief In order to avoid the catastrophic consequences of climate change, enormous fossil-fuel reserves will need to remain in the ground untouched.
Sen. Patty Murray’s budget proposal makes necessary investments in the clean energy industry, while Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest budget would result in fewer jobs and more pollution.
Senior Fellow Daniel J. Weiss testifies before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.