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Establish the National Endowment for the Oceans

Fishermen mend netsThe fishing industry is uniquely positioned to help Congress take a major step toward healthier ocean and coastal economies.

By Michael Conathan | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What to Watch in Warsaw

Warsaw article icon Issue Brief This issue brief takes a look at the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw.

By Rebecca Lefton and Gwynne Taraska | Monday, November 18, 2013

Protecting the Taxpayer’s Share of Natural Resource Revenues on Public Lands and Oceans

Deepwater Horizon site drillers book_alt2 icon Report Rather than creating new revenue-sharing entitlements, Congress should take a comprehensive, fiscally sound approach to addressing the natural resource revenue challenges facing the nation.

By Matt Lee-Ashley, Jessica Goad, Michael Madowitz, and Michael Conathan | Friday, November 8, 2013

Big Oil, Big Profits, Big Tax Breaks

The big five oil companies earned $23 billion in the third quarter, yet they continue to receive billions of dollars in tax breaks.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Tiffany Germain | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports

article icon Issue Brief A substantial increase in U.S. liquefied natural gas, or LNG, exports could have a number of economic, environmental, and geopolitical effects.

By Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Clean Water Infrastructure

article icon Issue Brief Congress must expand current programs and advance legislation establishing new efforts to address the nation’s neglected water infrastructure to meet our clean water needs.

By Kevin DeGood | Monday, November 4, 2013

Climate Change: An Unfunded Mandate

book_alt2 icon Report Congress is imposing a costly unfunded mandate on the American people by failing to enact policies to curb U.S. emissions of heat-trapping pollution.

By Fran Sussman, Cathleen Kelly, and Kate Gordon | Monday, October 28, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Phase Down HFCs in the Montreal Protocol

IcebergA global phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons in the Montreal Protocol is the best opportunity to stabilize temperatures in the near term.

By Rebecca Lefton, with Ben Bovarnick | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cities that Are Building Resilience to Climate Change

Click on each city to get a snapshot of their resilience initiatives.

By Mark Dennin, Cathleen Kelly, and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Storm-Ready Cities

book_alt2 icon Report This report reviews climate change risks, identifies cities that are already taking steps to tackle this growing issue, and recommends actions to build resilience.

By Cathleen Kelly and Arpita Bhattacharyya | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Big Coal’s Export Lifeboat Hits Stormy Seas

Coal exportsThe coal industry’s export strategy faces decreasing financial value and will increase environmental damage.

By Tom Kenworthy | Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Solar Power to the People: The Rise of Rooftop Solar Among the Middle Class

article icon Issue Brief Middle-class homeowners are driving rooftop solar adoption in the United States.

By Mari Hernandez | Monday, October 21, 2013

5 Assignments for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness

Superstorm SandyPresident Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, October 21, 2013

Shutdown Adds Insult to Injury for Crumbling National Parks and Monuments

Despite House Republican claims that funding national parks is noncontroversial, public lands have been plagued by drastic budget cuts, seasonal closures, proposed land sell-offs, and a freeze on new parks since the Tea Party takeover of the House.

By Matt Lee-Ashley | Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Coal Survival Depends on the EPA’s Carbon-Pollution Standards for Future Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon-pollution standards for future power plants would provide a path for cleaner coal-powered electricity.

By Robert Sussman and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, September 26, 2013