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Sliding Oil Prices Still Yield a $90 Billion 2014 for Big Oil

Despite a fourth-quarter slump, Big Oil posted big end-of-year profits.

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Potential Consumer Price Impacts of Efforts to Rapidly Expand Exports of Liquefied Natural Gas

article icon Issue Brief U.S. policymakers are weighing whether to allow the export of large volumes of liquefied natural gas, or LNG. Higher levels of LNG exports could mean higher natural gas bills for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers.

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Safeguarding the Arctic

article icon Issue Brief National security, coastal communities, and the environment are at stake as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry takes the helm of the Arctic Council.

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The Government Should Begin to Measure America’s Powerful Outdoor Economy

article icon 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.

Dirty Water, Dirty Money: Coal Ash and the Attack on North Carolina’s Courts

play_alt icon Video This new minidocumentary from Legal Progress showcases the real human impact of special interest money that is infiltrating judicial elections by featuring one North Carolina family’s story of how coal ash pollution poisoned their community.

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How State Future Funds Can Help States Build Resilient Infrastructure and Cut Carbon Pollution

Through new revolving loan funds that CAP has dubbed State Future Funds, Congress can partner with state and local leaders to address the increasing challenges of climate change.


Fishermen’s Views of a Changing Ocean

book_alt2 icon Report A survey of New England fishermen testifies to the real-life effects of climate change and ocean warming on their region’s most historic industry.

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Cutting Subsidies and Closing Loopholes in the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Coal Program

article icon 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.

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Modernizing the Federal Coal Program

article icon Issue Brief Reforms are needed to fix an outdated federal coal program so that U.S. taxpayers receive a fair return on federal coal and the United States meets its climate goals.


What to Expect in Lima: An Overview of the 2014 U.N. Climate Negotiations

World leaders are now meeting in Lima, Peru, to build the foundation of a new climate agreement that can have a meaningful effect on world emissions.

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The Fossil-Fuel Industry Spent Big to Set the Anti-Environment Agenda of the Next Congress

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?

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