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  • Blog Post 24 Jul 2015  |   Pedro Lopez

    Latino Conservation Week and mobilizing our communities

    Last week marked Latino Conservation Week and Latino communities across the country have cause to celebrate our growing voice in the environmental and conservation movement. The trend of Latino activism and leadership on climate change and conservation is rapidly growing across the nation. I know this because my program Chispa in Arizona is part of that upward trend. This year, in Phoenix, Chispa led 380 volunteers to urge local utilities and the government to commit ...More

  • Blog Post 23 Jul 2015  |   Jillian Hostetler

    Key World Leaders Set Goals for Emission Cuts & Clean Energy Utilization

    June was an exiting month as world leaders from North America, South America, Asia, and Europe announced key climate change initiatives that help move us closer to establishing an international climate agreement at the year-end negotiations in Paris. The G7 summit, the more recent announcements from the U.S. and Brazil, and the separate statements from China and South Korea have all demonstrated that leaders from different regions of the world are all taking the threat ...More

  • Blog Post 17 Jul 2015  |   Gloria Zhang

    New Anti-Drilling Bill Sets the Stage for July 18 Arctic Day of Action

    As Shell awaits its final permits from the Obama Administration and barrels toward the Arctic with its armada of drill ships, the company is encountering a wave of opposition to its irresponsible plans to drill our last pristine ocean. The latest example is legislation introduced Thursday by Senator Jeff Merkley called the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act – a bill that would prohibit the development of new or renewed leases for oil and gases ...More

  • Blog Post 15 Jul 2015  |   Gloria Zhang

    California Drought Enters Fourth Year

    California is in its fourth year of a record-breaking drought, which is resulting in a shortage of water for consumers, farmers and wildlife. The drought is so severe that Governor Jerry Brown issued the first-ever mandatory emergency drought regulation in order to conserve water. Residents are now required to cut their water usage by 25 percent, which is an increase from the voluntary cut, of 20 percent, the Governor had asked for the previous year. ...More

  • Blog Post 10 Jul 2015  |   Henry Miller

    President Obama Creates America's Three Newest Parks

    Today, President Obama took another step forward in cementing his conservation legacy. After holding public meetings and listening to stakeholders in affected communities and around the country, the Obama Administration permanently protected three new areas of extraordinary environmental, prehistoric, historic, and scientific value. America’s three newest parks—the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument in California, and the Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas—will boost the tourism economies ...More

  • Blog Post 08 Jul 2015  |   Adam Wilson

    Congress Should Listen to People, Not Polluters

    Since President Obama introduced his Climate Action Plan in 2013, he’s met resistance from big polluters and their allies in Congress. The Clean Power Plan, Clean Water Rule, and the ultimate rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline are critical to protecting clean air and water for generations to come. However, congressional opponents are using every tool they can to try to undermine this progress. And while some in Congress are beholden to ...More

  • Blog Post 07 Jul 2015  |   Jill Hostetler

    Congressional Champs in June

    June was a busy month for our Congressional Champions. Here are some of their activities and endeavors!

    Senator Harry Reid (NV) was honored by the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Capital Dinner. Check out this video honoring his remarkable environmental legacy.

    Congressional Champs spoke on the Senate floor and defended the Clean Water Rule from attacks by polluters and their allies in Congress. Senators Ben ...More

  • Blog Post 02 Jul 2015  |   Henry Miller

    House Bill Attacks Environmental Laws and Funding

    On June 16 the House Appropriations Committee passed its spending bill, H.R. 2822, for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Forest Service, which is nothing more than an assault on our air, water, lands, and wildlife. The bill promises to continue the fight over funding levels for environmental agencies and anti-environmental policy riders that have absolutely no place in a spending bill. President Obama has issued a veto ...More

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