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The United States relies on the integrity and stability of the natural world to provide economic prosperity, safeguard the health of communities, and weather the effects of a changing climate. But the country is facing a rapid decline of its natural systems. The Center for American Progress seeks to tackle the nature crisis by conserving 30 percent of all U.S. lands, water, and ocean by 2030 and promoting natural solutions to the climate crisis that benefit all communities.
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New analysis illustrates how the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed Public Lands Rule and related conservation actions can help bridge the nature gap for underserved communities and meet surging demand for parks and outdoor recreation.
Sep 20, 2023
Drew McConville, Sam Zeno
Oil and gas companies have been cheating the leasing and drilling system for years, but the Biden administration has the tools to hold them accountable.
Sep 19, 2023
Mariel Lutz, Jenny Rowland-Shea
Defensores de la coalición America the Beautiful for All comparten que es lo que se motivan a luchar para conservación en sus comunidades.
Jul 20, 2023
Margaret Cooney, Angelo Villagomez, Ala Al Sadi, 2 More
Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo
Advocates from the America the Beautiful for All Coalition share what motives them to fight for conservation in their communities.
During National Ocean Month, the Center for American Progress and our partners advocated for equitable, just ocean policies that center historically marginalized communities.
Jul 13, 2023
Mariel Lutz, Kat So, Angelo Villagomez
“Under the Pala Pala” is a video series that brings together Indigenous ocean advocates to discuss front-line conservation efforts across the United States.
Jul 11, 2023
Margaret Cooney, Angelo Villagomez, Hai-Lam Phan, 3 More
Ala Al Sadi, Charlie Schuyler, Toni Pandolfo
Drew McConville explains how a new conservation law in Vermont could make the state a leader in the national and global effort to combat the loss of nature and biodiversity.
Jun 26, 2023
Building a new clean energy economy will require mining for minerals used in renewable energy technologies, creating a mining boom that policymakers should leverage by helping affected communities build resilient and equitable economies.
Jun 22, 2023
Mark Haggerty, Jackson Rose, Toni Ruth
The Biden administration has proposed a new rule requiring America’s largest manager of public lands—the Bureau of Land Management—to improve how it conserves nature for current and future generations.
Jun 14, 2023
Drew McConville, Kara Matsumoto
The Thompson Divide hosts more than 110,000 acres of some of Colorado’s most high-quality, undeveloped, and valuable habitat for wildlife, making it worthy of a 20-year withdrawal from oil and gas leasing.
Jun 13, 2023
Sharon Ferguson, Jenny Rowland-Shea
Front-line advocates with the America the Beautiful for All Coalition lay out what conservation action they’d like President Biden to take.
Jun 8, 2023
Front-line advocates with the America the Beautiful for All Coalition talk about the special places they are working to save.
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