Public Lands


Bullet Control Report
 (A stack of 30-round and other high-capacity clips for use in an AR-15 is pictured on a table surface in a shooting range.)

Bullet Control

While national attention is primarily focused on gaps in U.S. gun laws, weak oversight of the ammunition industry also exacerbates gun violence.

Chelsea Parsons, Rukmani Bhatia

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 5 Report
Motor vehicles are seen on Interstate Highway 10 near Benson, Arizona, March 2019. (Getty/Paul Harris)

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 5

Interstate 11 would lead to more low-density, auto-dependent development, produce significant environmental harms, and fail to address metropolitan area congestion in Phoenix and Tucson.

Kevin DeGood

How Much Nature Should America Keep? Report
A Pacific Tree Frog occupies a leaf along the bank of Las Virgenes Creek in the Santa Monica Mountains.

How Much Nature Should America Keep?

A good answer to this question starts with a commitment to protecting 30 percent of U.S. lands and oceans by 2030.

Matt Lee-Ashley, the CAP Public Lands Team, the CAP Oceans Team

Backroom Deals Report
Existing gas and oil development near the Roan Plateau can be seen from a plane, June 25, 2018, near De Beque, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images) (Existing gas and oil development near the Roan Plateau, seen from plane)

Backroom Deals

Noncompetitive leasing—the bargain bin of the federal onshore oil and gas program—is wasteful, unnecessary, and largely shielded from public scrutiny.

Kate Kelly, Jenny Rowland-Shea, Nicole Gentile

Boundary Waters at Risk Report
Two canoers paddle through mist in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. (Getty/Layne Kennedy)

Boundary Waters at Risk

By shortcutting science and ignoring local concerns, the Trump administration is endangering Minnesota wilderness.

Carlos Rivero Lopez, Jenny Rowland-Shea

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