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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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Please join the Center for American Progress and Our Children's Trust for an online event discussing the climate crisis and the constitutional rights of youth.
Nov 29, 2023
Mark Haggerty, Philip Gregory, Isaac V., 1 More
The Rural Partners Network places community liaisons in underserved rural areas that have historically faced challenges accessing and managing federal grants and resources.
Nov 6, 2023
Jenny Tran, Mark Haggerty
The U.S. Department of Energy requires developers applying for all the agency’s grant and loan programs to craft a community benefits plan, with the goal of leveraging public investments into broadly shared benefits in the communities where projects are sited.
Mark Haggerty, Anastasios Chryssikopoulos
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.
Please join Azul, the Center for American Progress, and Urban Ocean Lab for an online symposium on the rising tide of justice and equity in ocean policy.
Jun 7, 2023
Angelo Villagomez, Marce Gutiérrez-Graudiņš, Johanna Lee, 11 More
Charitie Ropati, Peter Edwards, Olivia Lopez, Colette Pichon Battle, Helen Smith, Carlos Ochoa, Marquise Stillwell, Eddie Gonzalez, GiGi Lucas, Dr. Nevada Winrow, Anupa Asokan
Misinformation and falsehoods about offshore wind are running rampant online and in legislatures; here’s what they get wrong.
Jun 6, 2023
A proposed tool included in the Bureau of Land Management’s Public Lands Rule would allow more efficient and responsible deployment of clean energy projects while benefiting U.S. lands, waters, and wildlife.
Jun 1, 2023
Follow Tina Sablan, former representative of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as she goes to Washington, D.C., to advocate for a management plan for the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument—and for the inclusion of the Indigenous people of the Mariana Islands in the conservation of their lands and water.
May 31, 2023
Margaret Cooney, Angelo Villagomez, Toni Pandolfo, 2 More
Ala Al Sadi, Hai-Lam Phan
The U.S. Pacific territories will be key to protecting the ocean.
May 25, 2023
Angelo Villagomez, Margaret Cooney, Ala Al Sadi, 2 More
Madalyn Reagan, Hai-Lam Phan
Major climate and conservation gains hang in the balance as Congress reauthorizes the expiring farm bill; passing strong legislation that builds on historic investments from the Inflation Reduction Act is critical for the United States to lead the world on climate-smart agriculture and meet national land conservation goals.
Drew McConville, Jasia Smith, Mariel Lutz
In this special edition episode, six national marine sanctuary advocates came together for a storytelling event hosted by the Center for American Progress and the National Ocean Protection Coalition at the fifth International Marine Protected Area Congress in Vancouver, Canada, to talk Indigenous-led conservation.
Apr 4, 2023
Angelo Villagomez, Margaret Cooney, Madalyn Reagan
Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Center for American Progress are working together to support a 30x30 conservation agenda driven by Indigenous traditional ecological leadership and storied knowledge of U.S. lands and waterways.
Mar 22, 2023
Angelo Villagomez, Joel Moffett
In an op-ed for InsideSources, Angelo Villagomez and Chris Parsons debunk speculation that offshore wind development poses a threat to whales.
Mar 21, 2023
Angelo Villagomez, Chris Parsons
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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