October 7, 2015

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GOP Resolution on Environmental Stewardship

Today, Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) introduced a resolution calling on Congress to study conservative approaches to climate change, climate security, and adaptation. This link to Rep. Gibson’s Congressional website provides more detail. In addition to Rep. Gibson, the following ten members co-sponsored the resolution: Rep. Richard Hanna (NY) Rep. Bob Dold (IL) Rep. Elise Stefanik […]

CNN Debate: The Left’s Predictable Response

Exactly two of the eleven GOP presidential candidates who participated in last night’s debate were given the opportunity to answer the “climate” question. Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Chris Christie were given less than 30 seconds to answer the question. (By the way, the question purportedly was one of the top questions submitted by CNN […]

Germany vs. USA: The Carbon World Cup

Townhall compares Germany’s command-and-control efforts vs. America’s market driven results: “In the United States, by contrast, low natural gas prices caused by fracking have encouraged electricity providers to switch from burning coal to burning natural gas. As a result, the United States has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions more than any other country, and in […]

Gov. Bush on the Environment

“Generally, I think as conservatives we should embrace innovation, embrace technology, embrace science. It’s the source of a lot more solutions than any government-imposed idea and sometimes I sense that we pull back from the embrace of these things. We shouldn’t. We’re the party that should be the party of discovery, the party of science, […]

Free Market vs. Red Tape

“In President Obama’s own words, the United States “has reduced our total carbon pollution by more than any other nation on Earth.” Increased natural gas use was responsible for over 62 percent of electric power sector CO2 savings from 2005 to 2013, according to an Energy Information Administration (EIA) study.” Read Jack Gerard’s commentary on […]

Tweet the Debate

If you hear something you like about energy or conservation in tonight’s debate in Cleveland, send us a tweet at @conservamerica with the hashtag #cleanerherenow.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan–First Glance

On August 3, President Obama announced the EPA’s long anticipated Clean Power Plan. Based on our first read, the plan’s success is heavily reliant on the next president and future Congresses implementing it–which is uncertain. Like the overly complex and contentious Affordable Care Act, the Clean Power Plan will be subjected to numerous, lengthy legal […]

Mark Kirk: Great Lakes Conservation Champion

In 2000, when ConservAmerica chose to endorse Mark Kirk in his first race for Congress, we believed he was a common sense leader who would work both publicly and behind the scenes to make conservation of our nation’s great natural resources a priority. Since then, Sen. Kirk has staked out an incredible record of pro-environment […]

Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established by Congress in 1965 with strong bipartisan support. LWCF was supposed to receive $900 million each year from offshore oil and gas royalties. In past decades, the fund has rarely been fully funded–in fact, it has received just a fraction of its due for many, many years. […]

National Affairs: Conservatives and Climate Change

Former Reagan and Bush staffer Pete Wehner co-authors “Conservatives and Climate Change” in National Affairs. One of the best essays supporting ConservAmerica’s “Cleaner, Here, Now” policy position. “This kind of conundrum is not a new problem for conservatives. In his famous essay “Why I Am Not a Conservative,” written more than half a century ago, […]