Written by Mark Tercek | September 20th, 2012
Reauthorization of the Farm Bill is critical to the health and well-being of our country’s lands and waters, farm families and our national economy.
Written by Bob Bendick | July 19th, 2011
Conservation in America is facing a major crisis which has forced the Conservancy to take unprecedented action. Bob Bendick explains what we’ve done and why.
Written by Bob Bendick | January 26th, 2011
The president laid out some ambitious energy goals that could provide jobs, cleaner air, energy security and a reduction in the rate of climate change. But can we get there?
Written by Eric Haxthausen | July 26th, 2010
The situation looks grim, but the Conservancy’s director of U.S. climate change policy Eric Haxthausen gives us 3 reasons why the Senate should still take action.
Written by Eric Haxthausen | December 11th, 2009
Yesterday saw an important step in the U.S. Senate toward meaningful U.S. climate legislation – and one in Oslo to endorse the role of forests in fighting climate change. Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) held a press conference to discuss the legislative framework for climate change that they have […]
Written by Bob Bendick | May 7th, 2009
Continuing our series of blog posts on the Waxman-Markey climate change legislation debate, senior policy advisor Tom Cassidy explains the nuances of domestic adaptation funding in the proposed bill. One of the Conservancy’s principal climate policy objectives — besides the fundamental necessity of imposing sharp reductions on carbon emissions — is to create a dedicated […]
Written by Bob Bendick | May 6th, 2009
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 […]
Written by Bob Bendick | April 27th, 2009
Continuing our coverage of the Waxman-Markey bill hearings on Capitol Hill, Jeff Fiedler, the Conservancy’s senior policy advisor for climate and forests, has the following to say about the debate – or lack thereof – over the proposed legislation’s forest carbon provisions: Like many climate junkies, I’ve been following this week’s hearings on the American […]
Written by Dave Connell | April 8th, 2009
As anyone who follows The Nature Conservancy’s Twitter feed knows, I spent much of yesterday attending Carbon TradeEx in an event that can be best described as a carbon markets wonkfest. So what does such a meeting look like? Well, first of all everyone (except for yours truly) wears a suit — or at least […]
Written by Bob Bendick | March 23rd, 2009
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 […]