Tag: senate

Hold the Line

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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The Farm Bill should be passed as it stands. We need to be able to agree that healthy lands and waters are essential to the productivity of agriculture and forest lands.

Putting Up Firewood for Next Winter

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Director of U.S. Government Relations Bob Bendick wants to know why Congress hasn’t heard that Americans still care about conservation. Your voice can make a difference.

The 2011 Budget Could Jeopardize Our Environmental Commitment to Our Children

Written by | March 2nd, 2011

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See why our director of U.S. Government Relations says if we don’t act now we could be returning to the days of Love Canal and the Dust Bowl.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 22

Written by | September 22nd, 2010

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Your daily dose of green, served with a small side of cute:

  1. A baby snow leopard was caught on film for the very first time. Everybody say “awww…” (Treehugger)
  2. Want to figure out how much electricity a wind turbine in your backyard could produce? Naturally, there’s an app for that. (CleanTechnica)
  3. This cute little fish is actually an officer for the water-usage police. (Grist)
  4. A bipartisan bill on renewable energy hit the Senate floor yesterday. Does it have a shot of passing? (Green)
  5. Even deep, cool ocean waters are feeling the heat from climate change. (YaleE360)

Funding Our Conservation Legacy

Written by | July 27th, 2010

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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?

Despite Setback, the Senate Should Press Forward to Pass Climate Bill this Year

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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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.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 28

Written by | April 28th, 2010

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Read on for the latest in awesomely cool and awesomely green news:

  1. Congratulations, Los Angeles! You’re still the country’s smoggiest city. (LA Times)
  2. A recent earthquake might help the tiny, endangered Devils Hope pupfish make a comeback. (Green)
  3. Immigration or climate change? Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate can handle both. (AFP/Grist)
  4. Certain solar panel designs might negatively affect insect reproduction, a new report claims. (Journal Watch Online)
  5. Sea level rise is going to seriously impact East Coast beaches, so why does it seem like no one cares? (Wired)

USCAP: More Relevant Than Ever

Written by | March 2nd, 2010

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The United States needs solutions to climate change and energy issues — and the U.S. Climate Action Partnership is more relevant than ever to that task, says the Conservancy’s Eric Haxthausen.

A Signal for Congress to Get Moving on Climate Change

Written by | December 11th, 2009

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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 […]

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 […]

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