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Supporting Global Food Security in a Changing Climate Through Transatlantic Cooperation

A village woman carries unmilled rice article icon Issue Brief The United States and Europe should cooperate to help at-risk countries address the challenges of climate change and demographic growth.

by Michael Werz and Benjamin Pohl | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fixing the Foul Play

Giant logo of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen on top of factory book_alt2 icon Report The Environmental Protection Agency should ensure that any settlement with Volkswagen mitigates the negative health and environmental consequences of the company’s violation of the Clean Air Act.

by Greg Dotson, Alison Cassady, Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Congress Should Confront the Rise of Violent Extremism on America’s Public Lands

Cliven Bundy article icon Issue Brief Congress can fight the growing threat of anti-government militants by taking steps to keep America’s public lands safe, open, and protected for future generations.

by Matt Lee-Ashley | Thursday, March 24, 2016

An Opportunity to Develop a North American Price on Carbon

Parliament HillThe new alignment of the United States, Mexico, and Canada on climate change—and the forthcoming North American Leaders’ Summit—present an opportunity for these countries to work toward a continental price on carbon emissions.

by Gwynne Taraska and Greg Dotson | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three Ways Congressional Mens Rea Proposals Could Allow White Collar Criminals to Escape Prosecution

Gavel in courtroom article icon Issue Brief The mens rea proposals in Congress’ criminal justice reform package could serve as a ‘get out of jail free’ card for white-collar criminals.

by Greg Dotson and Alison Cassady | Friday, March 11, 2016

4 Ways Obama and Trudeau Can Partner to Curb Climate Change

President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau speak article icon Issue Brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Washington, D.C., opens new possibilities for U.S.-Canadian partnerships to reduce the risks of Arctic and global warming.

by Cathleen Kelly | Thursday, March 3, 2016

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