Tag: Bob Bendick

Putting Conservation Pieces Back Together: The Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Written by | October 9th, 2009

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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 […]

Congressional Fork in the Trail: Lasting Regret or Shared Legacy?

Written by | September 18th, 2009

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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 […]

In Washington, It’s Not All Climate All the Time

Written by | August 28th, 2009

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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 […]

Connecting the Dots of Climate Change

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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Here in Washington, where I work on environmental policy for The Nature Conservancy, politics often passes for actual information about the outside world. Blogs, e-newsletters, and print dailies present a continuing stream of commentary on political alignment and conflict over issues. The energy and climate change legislation now being taken up by the U.S. Senate […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

A Message from My Daughter: ‘It’s the People, Dad’

Written by | May 6th, 2009

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For the past month or so, my Nature Conservancy colleagues in U.S. government relations and I have been working hard on energy and climate legislation, as have a lot of other folks in the environmental community. As we work through the details of this process, I sometimes worry that we are not conveying a clear […]

Waxman-Markey: A Step in the Right Direction for Climate Change

Written by | March 31st, 2009

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Late this afternoon, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft for energy and climate change legislation they plan on moving through the House of Representatives. This is one of many steps the House, Senate and Obama Administration will need to take to craft comprehensive legislation on climate change. My colleague, Eric Haxthausen, […]

Environmental Protection Is Not a Luxury

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]

Can We Spark the Economy and Make the Nation Greener?

Written by | January 13th, 2009

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Economic stimulus bills — and what should be in them — are a hot topic right now. The Nature Conservancy isn’t influencing the overall debate about what these bills should contain, but we do believe that we can improve the economy and the environment by investing in restoration and reducing the damages to natural environments […]

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