Center for American Progress (CAP)

The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.

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Monday, August 06, 2012
The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West
Today, on the eve of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 in Las Vegas, the Center for American Progress released “ The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West ,” an analysis projecting that the federal lands in six western states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—could house clean energy projects with the potential to harness more than 34 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal energ
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Monday, July 30, 2012
This Week Millions of Women Gain Access to Preventive Services
Today, two days before key provisions of Obamacare go into effect, providing millions of women guaranteed access to preventive services, the Center for American Progress released a package of resources illustrating how women will be impacted by this significant implementation deadline.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The State of Women of Color in the United States
Yesterday, CAP's Progress 2050 and FIRE Initiative released an issue brief on “The State of Women of Color in the United States” at an event with Tina Tchen , chief of staff to the first lady and executive director of the White House Council on Women and girls; The Root’s Jenée Desmond-Harris ; http://www.american
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
CAP and Sierra Club Unveil Video Series 'Public Lands, Private Profits'
Today the Center for American Progress and the Sierra Club released “ Public Lands, Private Profits ,” a series of mini-documentaries featuring the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming, and will hold a discussion at 12:30 p.m. ET on the status of American conservation in 2012.
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Tuesday, July 03, 2012
More Reliable Electricity with Smart Investments and Clean Energy Solutions
This past Friday night a devastating storm swept through the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, and as of Monday more than 2 million consumers were still without electricity. Today the Center for American Progress released “ How to Keep the Lights On ,” which outlines the smart investments and clean energy solutions needed for more reliable electricity.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
CAP Ocean Program Launches New Blue Economy Initiative
Today National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, Administrator Jane Lubchenco joined business leaders and experts at the Center for American Progress for the launch of the CAP Ocean Program's Blue Economy Initiative and the release of the issue brief, “ Foundations of a Blue Economy ,” presenting a blueprint for this new project aimed at defining and quantifying the economic impact of healthy oceans.
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Monday, June 25, 2012
Introducing 'Clean Resources Standard' for Public Lands, Rebalancing Coal and Renewable Electricity
This week the Department of the Interior will lease 721 million tons of coal in the North Porcupine tract in Wyoming, and according to an analysis released today by the Center for American Progress, " Using Public Lands for the Public Good: Rebalancing Coal and Renewable Electricity with a Clean Resources Standard , " there is a vast imbalance between the use of coal and renewable energy on our public lands.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Progress 2050 Releases New Infographic: Who voted for the DREAM Act?
Today Progress 2050 released an infographic showing who voted for the DREAM Act in 2010 in the House and Senate after President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday on a new immigration policy that will allow some undocumented students to receive work authorization and avoid deportation.
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Big Utilities Trying to Block Public Health Protection Emit Millions of Tons of Pollution
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) will continue this week to support the utility and coal industries’ attack on essential health protections by pushing a vote to block the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Untapped Electoral Power: Staggering Numbers of Unregistered Latinos and Immigrants Eligible to Naturalize in 10 Key States
The Center for American Progress today released an infographic and interactive map on the immense electoral power of unregistered Latinos and citizens-in-waiting (legal immigrants eligible to naturalize and become citizens) in 10 highly influential states in the upcoming elections.
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