Congress Must Invest in Clean Energy
Investing in equitable climate solutions that address the country’s legacy of environmental racism while working to ensure that all communities have the right to breathe clean air, live free of dangerous levels of toxic pollution, access healthy food, and share the benefits of a prosperous economy
Laying the groundwork for an urgent transition to a clean energy economy that works for all, creating millions of well-paying jobs with the opportunity to join a union, and improving the quality of life for all Americans in the process
Addressing the linked climate and biodiversity crises by conserving 30 percent of all U.S. lands and water by 2030 and promoting natural solutions to the climate crisis that benefit all communities
By taking strong and equitable domestic action, we restore the ability to bring countries together to reduce emissions and help developing countries transition to carbon-neutral economies and adapt to inevitable impacts
The cost to U.S. taxpayers from extreme weather events in 2020—and it’s getting worse
CAP, “Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse” (2021).
The number of elected senators and representatives who still deny climate change
CAP, “Climate Deniers in the 117th Congress” (2021).
Human activity, largely burning fossil fuels, has warmed the planet this much since 1800s
The New York Times, “A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.” (2021).
The number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction around the world today
CAP, “How Much Nature Should America Keep?” (2019).
Strategies for building a net-zero economy in just three decades.
This interactive map provides county-by-county information on billion-dollar extreme weather events and household median income.
President Donald Trump has put 22 of America’s most scientifically important national parks and monuments at risk.
These interactive maps illustrate the impact of the POWER Initiative in coal country.
This state-by-state map pairs pollution and public health statistics, revealing what is at stake if the Affordable Care Act and environmental regulations are repealed.
This interactive breaks down the $18.7 billion BP settlement into its different components, making it easier to understand.
CAP mapped Chinese direct investment activity across the U.S. energy economy to analyze where these investments are happening and what makes some regions more attractive than others.
Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.
Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.
Dr. Christopher Lillis, an internal medicine doctor based in Virginia, explains why soot is hazardous to our public health, how it affects regular people, and the benefits of reducing soot pollution through new Environmental Protection Agency regulations.