Written by Bob Bendick | December 7th, 2011
While the Super Committee failed to agree on a plan to reduce the nation’s budget deficit, Bob Bendick found proof that government can still produce results that serve the broad interests of the American people.
Written by Bob Bendick | May 24th, 2011
Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.
Written by Bob Bendick | February 16th, 2011
President Obama has put forth a call to protect America’s lands and waters. And now it’s up to communities across the nation to answer–here’s how you can support the effort.
Written by Bob Bendick | July 27th, 2010
A source of government funding for state and national parks has been short-changed for 45 years—despite a ready stream of revenue from oil and gas. Can we finally correct this mistake?
Written by Bob Bendick | March 4th, 2010
40 years ago, science described the risks of toxic chemicals for human health — and people and governments acted. So why isn’t the United States now applying risk analysis to climate change?
Written by Bob Bendick | January 1st, 2010
A four-foot volunteer tree grows on the roof of The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters — is it a metaphor for the future direction of conservation?
Written by Bob Bendick | December 4th, 2009
I recently published a blog post at the National Journal’s Energy and Environment Expert Blog concerning the Obama administration’s recently announced targets for short-term greenhouse gas emissions targets in the run-up to the UN climate change meeting in Copenhagen. Below is an excerpt from that post. You can read my entire response at the National […]
Written by Bob Bendick | October 9th, 2009
I saw an old map recently that showed that parts of the National Mall here in Washington were once a tidal marsh attached to the Potomac River. I like to imagine places as they were before people plowed them up, filled them in, built cities on them. That marsh must have been beautiful, with great […]
Written by Bob Bendick | September 18th, 2009
The Nature Conservancy submitted written testimony this week to a hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources on HR 3534, The Consolidated Land, Energy and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009. The hearing was held in the committee room along one of the long corridors of the Longworth House Office building. Secretary of Interior Ken […]
Written by Bob Bendick | August 28th, 2009
Believe it or not, there are environmental issues other than climate change on the minds — and agendas of — of lawmakers and regulators in Washington. As a commentator for the National Journal Energy and Environment Expert Blog, I was recently asked to weigh in on some of the “back burner issues” currently working through […]