Issue Brief While steps to strengthen federal oversight of oil and gas development represent a good start, both the Bureau of Land Management and EPA plans have shortcomings that the agencies should address, writes Tom Kenworthy.
Report Jessica Goad, Christy Goldfuss, and Tom Kenworthy explain how a long-term phase-in of renewable energy sources and a subsequent rebalancing of fossil fuels sourced from the federal estate will help ensure that public land is used for the public good.
Christy Goldfuss, Tom Kenworthy, and Jessica Goad explain why multiple uses of public lands can have greater economic value than just putting people to work in the oil and gas industries.
The administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to coal production and climate change, writes Tom Kenworthy.
Tom Kenworthy reviews the Obama administration’s new process for using public lands for solar energy development.
Tom Kenworthy dissects the new government report, pointing to the next steps to ensure the recommendations are enacted.
Tom Kenworthy and Kate Gordon discuss issues with exporting coal to China in The Denver Post.
Several bills in Congress seek to limit or end presidential power to designate federal lands as national monuments. Tom Kenworthy explains why these efforts are misguided.
When it comes to defending their state against federal land grabs, Utah’s congressional delegation talks a good game. But they’re really wimps, writes Tom Kenworthy.
Tom Kenworthy reflects on the value of America's system of public lands.
Tom Kenworthy scrutinizes the potential consequences of fracking and looks at steps the government can take to prevent additional environmental problems.
Issue Brief An escalating battle over coal export terminals combined with new mining leases raise important questions about the use of coal in the United States.
Issue Brief Tom Kenworthy and Daniel J. Weiss with Lisbeth Kaufman and Christina C. DiPasquale explore the ecological and economic issues of “fracking.”
The Interior Department should make sure new solar energy projects are developed with the least amount of harm to our environment, writes Tom Kenworthy.