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  • Blog Post 28 Aug 2014  |   Hannah Blatt

    Carbon Pollution is Harming our Oceans

    “It used to be the canary in the coal mine. Now it’s the oyster in the half shell.”

    -Washington Governor Jay Inslee

    As we find ourselves spending our final days at the beach, we may not realize that our oceans are changing before our eyes. But Governor Inslee might suggest we take a deeper look. If the oyster is the canary of the changing chemistry in our oceans, this signals that we ought to get out—not ...More

  • Blog Post 15 Aug 2014  |   Olivia Noble

    Congressional Champions Support Clean Power Plan

    Late last month, hearings were held in four cities across the country on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan. A number of environmental champions in Congress talked about the importance of this plan, which would cut carbon pollution from existing power plants – our nation’s single biggest polluters - by 30 percent, protect public health and help fight climate change.

    Supporters rally for hearings on the Clean Power Plan

    During the ...More

  • Blog Post 11 Aug 2014  |   Andy French

    Touring the Nation for Land and Water Conservation

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and a cadre of bipartisan elected leaders touted the benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) last week at a series of events held in North Carolina, Indiana, New Mexico, and Arizona. The tour highlighted the diverse activities funded by the LWCF , from urban parks to increased access to iconic public lands. Over its 50 year history, LWCF has spurred the investment of over $8 billion in ...More

  • Blog Post 06 Aug 2014  |   Megan Maassen

    The Results are in: LCVEF is Granted $74,299 from CREDO

    Last month, CREDO, a business that donates a portion of their mobile, long distance, and credit card revenues to progressive nonprofits, selected the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) as one of three nonprofits to receive a donation at the end of July. Compellingly, the size of CREDO’s donation depended on the number of votes LCVEF tallied in the month-long poll of CREDO members. As it turns out, LCVEF received a whole ...More

  • Blog Post 04 Aug 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    Underhanded Tactics? That’s Business-as-Usual for the U.S. Chamber

    Recently, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce took a brief timeout from their efforts to kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan to brag. They gloated about a Denver CBS affiliate’s piece regarding their since-debunked study warning that the EPA proposal would lead to economic catastrophe. This is just the latest example of how the U.S. Chamber has engaged in underhanded tactics in their efforts to kill the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and continues to ...More

  • Blog Post 31 Jul 2014  |   Turner Lott

    National Monuments as Engines of Economic Growth

    A monument with a name that initially evokes fear from those unfamiliar with it, Devils Tower is a striking geologic structure that rises 1,267 feet above the surrounding terrain in Crook Country, Wyoming. Those who are captivated by its imposing structure or who are intrigued by its name – which stuck because its original name was lost in translation – soon learn that it served as a sacred site for the Lakota and other Native ...More

  • Blog Post 25 Jul 2014  |   Phoebe Long

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund Turns 50

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Land and Water Conservation Fund’s (LWCF) passage by the House of Representatives. This fund was designed to guarantee the protection and conservation of many of America’s natural treasures, and its existence allows all Americans greater access to public lands, waterways and open spaces. However, as the LWCF celebrates its 50th birthday, it could experience a mid-life crisis as its expiration approaches next summer. Without reauthorization by Congress, ...More

  • Blog Post 24 Jul 2014  |   Andrew Seifter

    The U.S. Chamber's Long History of Extreme Opposition to Environmental Safeguards

    A major part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan is the reduction of carbon pollution from power plants – the largest domestic source of climate pollution. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepared to release its Clean Power Plan proposal that would achieve this goal, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce came out swinging. The Chamber released a report warning that the EPA’s proposal would deal a devastating blow to the economy, kill hundreds ...More

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