Devastating flooding in the Midwest is damaging both rural and coastal communities—but Congress can help by enacting forward-thinking environmental and land management policies.
As both the U.S. Department of the Interior’s deputy secretary and secretary, David Bernhardt has pushed a destructive anti-conservation agenda with a flagrant disregard for the coequal branches of U.S. government.
Energy development in the West is stressing scarce water resources, but policymakers cannot address the threats without knowing the extent of the problem.
A new CAP analysis finds near unanimous public opposition to drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; yet the Trump administration still seems intent to pursue the lease sale.
Congress has twice rejected the Trump administration’s proposals to cut funding for climate science, but the administration’s latest budget proposal and ongoing efforts to interfere in this area show it’s time to do more.
Land conservation and access can help states grow this critical sector.
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.
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.
Sen. Jon Tester speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference about how policymakers should address the concerns of rural Americans.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference about cities’ power in implementing progressive change and in setting the example of how governments can serve their people.
Sen. Brian Schatz, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and Tom Steyer sat down at the 2019 CAP Ideas Conference to discuss how to combat the climate crisis.
Noncompetitive leasing—the bargain bin of the federal onshore oil and gas program—is wasteful, unnecessary, and largely shielded from public scrutiny.
As the United States considers whether or not to expand offshore aquaculture, policymakers should balance economic opportunity with environmental protection.
Congress is in dire need of improving science and technical expertise as a legislative resource. Thankfully, there is a straightforward solution: reinstating the Office of Technology Assessment.
By shortcutting science and ignoring local concerns, the Trump administration is endangering Minnesota wilderness.