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  • Foreign Action, Domestic Windfall
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    Foreign Action, Domestic Windfall

    The U.S. Economy Stands to Gain Trillions from Foreign Climate Action

    By Peter Howard and Jason Schwartz
    November 5, 2015

    Global actions on climate change have already helped the United States avoid more than $200 billion in direct economic damage. Trillions of dollars more for the United States are at stake in securing commitments for future emissions reductions from foreign countries.

  • Reconsidering Coal’s Fair Market Value
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    Reconsidering Coal’s Fair Market Value

    The Social Costs of Coal Production and the Need for Fiscal Reform

    By Jayni Foley Hein and Peter Howard
    October 5, 2015

    Coal mining on federal lands accounts for more than 40 percent of all coal produced in the United States. But outdated policies, longstanding loopholes, and prevalent environmental externalities keep American taxpayers from receiving their fair share of value from federal coal leases.

  • Supporting Survivors
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    Supporting Survivors

    The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

    By Jennifer S. Rosenberg and Denise A. Grab
    July 21, 2015

    Evidence indicates that the social costs of domestic violence extend far beyond the private costs borne by victims and their immediate families. Supporting Survivors analyzes the social costs of this public health problem and explores civil legal aid efforts, which have been shown to reduce rates of domestic violence by helping victims obtain protective orders and other services.

  • Harmonizing Preservation and Production
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    Harmonizing Preservation and Production

    How Modernizing the Department of the Interior’s Fiscal Terms for Oil, Gas, and Coal Leases Can Ensure a Fair Return to the American Public

    By Jayni Foley Hein
    June 5, 2015

    Leasing federal lands for drilling and mining generates a huge amount of revenue for the United States, but the Department of the Interior, which oversees these leases, uses an antiquated fiscal system that deprives taxpayers of hundreds of millions of dollars. Our report analyzes how the fiscal terms for oil, gas, and coal leases could be modernized to ensure a fair return to the American public.

  • Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon
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    Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon

    By Peter Howard
    September 16, 2014

    Climate change is expected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with new areas facing wildfire risk. This could take a serious toll on the U.S. economy by expanding the area that wildfires burn 50 percent by 2050—and raising projected damages by tens of billions of dollars a year. Flammable Planet provides the first-ever estimate of the extent to which climate change will magnify the future economic costs of wildfires.