Reforming the United States’ place-based investment framework is no easy feat, but for the sake of equity, it is well worth the endeavor.
A new poll conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Center for American Progress in January 2020 found that Americans widely disapprove of President Trump’s proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act.
As weather and climate disasters become more devastating and costly, Congress must design bold and equitable policies to reduce carbon and other pollution and protect communities from the worst impacts of climate change.
5 Ways Trump’s Latest Anti-Environmental Proposal Would Allow Fossil Fuel Companies to Bulldoze Communities
The Trump administration is proposing to gut environmental review, clearing the way for fossil fuel corporations to build more polluting projects with less public input and without considering the impacts of climate change.
Policies to improve soil health and sequester carbon can drive an additional $8 billion annually to rural communities and create close to $22,000 a year in added revenue for the average family farm.
The Trump administration says they’re cutting red tape. But in reality, they’re about to contribute to dirtier air and water—and silencing of the public.
Climate change is contributing to crop failure and malnutrition in the Northern Triangle and beyond, driving migration and raising the need for global and regional solutions.
The laws governing mining of metals and other hardrock minerals on U.S. public lands haven’t been updated in almost 150 years, resulting in the giveaway of taxpayer-owned resources to foreign-owned mining companies for free.
U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.
The Trump administration’s attacks on Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Tongass National Forest could release almost 5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent—almost as much pollution as all of the world’s cars emit in a year.
To achieve safe, sustainable, and inclusive communities, states and regions must implement transportation projects that reduce driving and increase biking, walking, and public transit use.
In the West, 60 percent of oil and gas leases offered by the Trump administration are in areas of high water stress, posing a potential threat to the water security of farmers and local communities.
As the Trump administration begins its official withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, it is important to consider what climate policy actions a future president can take to get American global climate leadership back on track.
The Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan would be disastrous for the environment, leading to seven times more carbon pollution than the entire United States emits each year and causing nearly 100 large oil spills over the next 30 years.
To slow the loss of America’s wildlife and natural areas, scientists recommend conserving 30 percent of lands and oceans by 2030. This goal is ambitious, but achievable.