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Senior Director, Conservation
Director, Public Lands
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President Biden and his team must cement new protections for U.S. lands and waters, secure additional climate progress, and prevent bad decisions such as the Willow project from happening again.
Mar 17, 2023
Drew McConville, Jenny Rowland-Shea
From a potential Arctic oil drilling hub to a mine that threatens one of the world’s most productive salmon fisheries, a series of upcoming project decisions in Alaska are poised to shape the Biden administration’s conservation and climate legacy.
Nov 22, 2022
Drew McConville, Jenny Rowland-Shea, Michael Freeman
President Biden must reject ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil drilling project to sustain progress toward achieving the administration’s ambitious climate goals.
Aug 9, 2022
Congress should enact a temporary tax on windfall profits from the oil and gas companies that are raking in record profits at a time of crisis-level energy prices.
Apr 6, 2022
Seth Hanlon, Trevor Higgins
Companies are resorting to extreme measures to protect their own operations from the effects of climate change, even as their lobbyists stall reform.
Aug 25, 2021
By taking action to protect the watershed of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, the EPA can support indigenous-led conservation and a robust economy in the region.
Jun 3, 2021
Jenny Rowland-Shea, Sally Hardin, Miriam Goldstein
The White House and U.S. Department of the Interior have made quick progress on increasing conservation ambition, addressing climate change, and strengthening tribal consultation in the first 100 days.
Apr 30, 2021
As the Biden administration and Congress pursue ambitious infrastructure investments, they should look to the ocean to build a clean energy future.
Apr 26, 2021
Rennie Meyers, Alexandra Carter, Miriam Goldstein
Building a massive seawater treatment plant along the Arctic Refuge’s coastline is among the many regulatory and technical hurdles that the oil industry is likely to have to clear.
Sep 15, 2020
Kate Kelly, Sally Hardin, Jenny Rowland-Shea
The Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan would be disastrous for the environment, leading to seven times more carbon pollution than the entire United States emits each year and causing nearly 100 large oil spills over the next 30 years.
Oct 23, 2019
Margaret Cooney, Mary Ellen Kustin
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.
Jun 26, 2019
Jenny Rowland-Shea, Sung Chung
The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation spent more than half a million dollars in 2017 to convince Congress to allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Aug 9, 2018
Sally Hardin, Jenny Rowland-Shea
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
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