White Elephant Watch: Vol. 5

Interstate 11 would lead to more low-density, auto-dependent development, produce significant environmental harms, and fail to address metropolitan area congestion in Phoenix and Tucson.

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How Much Nature Should America Keep?

A good answer to this question starts with a commitment to protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by 2030.

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A Perfect Storm

Extreme weather events fueled by climate change are exacerbating the intertwined crises of affordable housing and homelessness and thus require timely intervention by federal, state, and local governments.

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The Companies With the Best Kept Secret in the Arctic Refuge

With the Trump administration intent on holding an oil and gas lease sale in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge this year, three corporations have gone to extreme lengths to keep secret their information about what lies beneath it.

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How Marine Protected Areas Help Fisheries and Ocean Ecosystems

With U.S. fisheries reeling from climate change and other threats, marine protected areas—especially highly and fully protected MPAs—are powerful tools to rebuild, protect, and sustain fisheries and ocean ecosystems.

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12 Climate Wins From the National Environmental Policy Act

The National Environmental Policy Act requires the federal government to consider the impacts of climate change for proposed projects. The Trump administration has dismissed this condition—and it has come back to haunt them in the courts.

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