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How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water Crisis

A Flint water towerThe water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.

by Kevin DeGood and Greg Dotson | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

5 Things You Need to Know About Flint’s Water Crisis

play_alt icon Video Government officials in Michigan have been scrambling to address the fallout of the man-made water catastrophe in Flint that poisoned thousands of mostly low-income people of color.

by Andrew Satter | Monday, February 8, 2016

5 Reasons Why the EPA Should Limit Methane Pollution from All Sources in the Oil and Gas Sector

A housing community near a methane leakThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to limit methane pollution from all sources in the oil and gas sector to meet the Obama administration’s climate change mitigation goals.

by Alison Cassady | Thursday, February 4, 2016

Protecting America from Racism in the Water

A Flint resident carries free waterThe Flint water crisis highlights the continuing disparities that people of color face in finding access to fair housing and healthy communities.

by Danyelle Solomon and Tracey Ross | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Opposition to Atlantic Oil Drilling Mounts as Big Oil’s Case for It Falls Apart

surfer South CarolinaBroad, bipartisan calls to nix Atlantic Ocean oil and gas lease sales give the Obama administration a clear path forward.

by Shiva Polefka | Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Is Not Just for Importers Anymore

oil pump in BahrainHave low oil prices finally pushed the world to the tipping point on fossil fuel subsidy reform?

by Pete Ogden and Ben Bovarnick | Monday, February 1, 2016

Miami-Dade in Hot Water

A cyclist and vehicles negotiate heavily flooded streets book_alt2 icon Report As global temperatures rise, Miami-Dade County needs to build resilience fast if its diverse communities are to stand up to growing climate change threats.

by Cathleen Kelly, Miranda Peterson, Madeleine Boel | Friday, January 29, 2016

Finance for Climate Resilience in the Dawn of the Paris Era

Girl on Philippines shore article icon Issue Brief The Paris era of climate action begins with a stronger focus on narrowing the adaptation finance gap.

by Gwynne Taraska and Shiva Polefka | Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Executive Power and the Role of Congress in the Paris Climate and Iran Nuclear Agreements

Capitol Hill article icon Issue Brief CAP experts explain why the role of Congress differed in these two major international agreements aimed at improving global security.

by Gwynne Taraska and Hardin Lang | Monday, January 11, 2016

3 Things to Know about the Armed Gunmen (and Politicians) Who Want to Take Away Your Public Lands

play_alt icon Video A video explainer of three things that the gunmen in Oregon and their political allies get wrong about America's public lands.

by Andrew Satter and Kulsum Ebrahim | Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Clean Energy Incentive Program: Improving Energy Efficiency Programs for Low-Income Communities

Electricians install solar panels to roof.As the EPA finalizes the details of the Clean Energy Incentive Program, it should maximize its outreach of energy efficiency programs to low-income communities.

by Danielle Baussan and Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Paris Climate Agreement

Climate change slogan on Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief On December 12, 2015, nations adopted a historic global agreement to address climate change.

by Gwynne Taraska | Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Integrated Energy Storage in the United States

power lines book_alt2 icon Report Falling storage costs offer new opportunities for investment, but barriers to deployment remain.

by Ben Bovarnick | Monday, December 7, 2015

Cutting Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry to Meet U.S. Climate Commitments

Oil drillingThe Environmental Protection Agency must require the oil and gas industry to cut methane pollution from all sources, not just new sources, in order to meet the nation’s climate goals.

by Alison Cassady | Friday, December 4, 2015

Beijing’s Energy Revolution Is Finally Gaining Serious Momentum

Coal-fired plant article icon Issue Brief China’s downshift in coal consumption makes way for cleaner energy sources and substantial emission reductions.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, December 3, 2015