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  • Blog Post 16 Feb 2016  |   Arian Rubio

    President Obama's New National Monuments Protect the California Desert

    Last Friday President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains as national monuments. This action shows President Obama’s dedication to conserving and protecting these California desert landscapes for future generations.

    Permanent protection will save the area’s precious natural resources, help drive economic growth for surrounding areas, and buffer the desert and its wildlife from its greatest long-term threat: climate change. President Obama’s actions also show ...More

  • Blog Post 16 Oct 2015  |   Matthew McKnight

    Champs in Congress Support Climate Action

    Our Champs in Congress continue to show support for climate action and the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Here’s a recap of some of their latest efforts.

    Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Jeff Merkley (OR), Brian Schatz (HI), and Ed Markey (MA) joined LCV for a tele-press conference to support the EPA’s finalized Clean Power Plan.

    Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Ed Markey (MA), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Angus King (ME), and Ben Cardin (MD) ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Aug 2015  |   CPP Fact vs Fiction

    Fact vs. Fiction: EPA's Clean Power Plan

    The Obama Administration recently unveiled their historic Clean Power Plan, our country’s first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. The final plan sets state targets that collectively add up to a 32% reduction in carbon pollution by 2030 and provides a flexible framework that allows states to craft the solutions that work best for their communities. This is, undeniably, the greatest punch America’s thrown in the fight against climate change.

    Not surprisingly, ...More

  • 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

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