Matt Lee-Ashley and Jenny Rowland write that policymakers must reject attempts to seize public lands while also confronting the underlying ideology behind the anti-parks agenda of people such as the Bundy family.
Report It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.
The historic measures announced to protect the greater sage grouse and its habitat bolster President Obama’s conservation legacy.
Congressional proposals to outsource American crude oil to foreign refineries would increase carbon pollution, land loss, and environmental risks.
Matt Lee-Ashley writes that taxpayers deserve a fair share from coal mining on public lands.
The Obama administration should postpone its next offshore oil and gas auction until Congress reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Forty-four percent of the Senate’s votes in 2015 have been on unpopular anti-environmental proposals and divisive fossil-fuel industry priorities. Congressional leaders will have to change their approach if they want results on energy and environmental issues.
Issue Brief A comprehensive emissions-reduction plan is needed to cut greenhouse gas pollution from energy development on public lands and waters to support U.S. climate change goals.
Report Appalachian coal communities have faced decades of job losses, but policymakers can raise revenue to invest in these communities by ensuring that coal companies mining from federal lands pay their fair share.
Issue Brief The outdoor economy, which now employs more Americans than the mining, drilling, and logging industries combined, should be recognized as a crucial sector of the U.S. economy and accurately measured. This is important not only for jobs, but also for economic growth and health.
Issue Brief The biggest coal companies in the Powder River Basin are gaming the federal royalty system to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies.
The coal, oil, and gas industries spent more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in the 2014 election cycle. The question is: What will be the return on that investment?
The new Congress will have its sights set on rolling back environmental protections; fast tracking exports of oil, coal, and gas; and stopping new protections for parks, monuments, and wilderness.