Tag: house of representatives

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.

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?

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, March 25

Written by | March 25th, 2010

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Who’s excited for another riveting roundup of the day’s top green news? Shh, don’t all shout at once:

  1. For years, India and Bangladesh have fought for control of a tiny Bay of Bengal island. Wonder if they’ll call a truce now that the island’s been submerged by rising seas. (LA Times)
  2. In the future, sewage treatment plants might power sewage treatment plants. (CleanTechnica)
  3. Sarah Palin gets her very own nature documentary series. (Grist)
  4. Is bottled water as bad as everyone seems to think it is? (Green Inc.)
  5. The US House of Representatives is getting greener– and saving taxpayers $3.3 million a year. (Environmental Leader)

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 […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 20th, 2009

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One small step for man edition: It’s not called ACES in the Senate, it’s called ACELA. Which is weird because I thought that name was already taken. (@ACELAclimateBil) FiveThirtyEight genius Nate Silver thinks he can make some money from this whole climate change thing and has put out an open call to climate change skeptics […]

Five Things I Learned About ACES in Five Minutes on Twitter

Written by | July 13th, 2009

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Here at Cool Green Science we love us some Twitter. It gives us access to a huge source of news and views on environmental topics, helps us interact directly with our readers and spread the word about Conservancy projects. (Go to www.twitter.com/nature_org to follow our tweet goodness.) One of the topics I follow daily on […]

Climate Change Negotiations: What’s Next?

Written by | July 10th, 2009

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With the G8 wrapping up climate change talks in Rome and failing to reach agreement with developing nations on near-term targets for emissions reductions, I talked to Duncan Marsh, the Conservancy’s director of international climate policy, about the agreements G8 nations were able to reach and what the meeting means for the future of international […]

Deconstructing Climate Change Legislation

Written by | May 17th, 2009

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I’m Eric Haxthausen, Director of The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Policy program, and I’ll be blogging over the coming weeks and months about U.S. climate legislation.
 On Friday, Congressmen Henry Waxman and Ed Markey, the chairmen of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced comprehensive legislation that would address global warming and energy security. […]

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