February 13, 2016

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SCOTUS AND WAPO ON DEMAND RESPONSE

“Environmental groups are cheering over the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in the obscure yet deeply consequential case Federal Energy Regulatory Commission vs. Electric Power Supply Association, in which a 6-2 court decision blessed “demand response” — the idea that big companies (and maybe, someday, aggregated groups of individuals) can get paid for using less electricity […]

Paris in a Nuclear Age

The Paris climate accord has the nations of the world facing a common future. Hopefully, Republican leaders will begin to discuss Cleaner, Here, Now as the pragmatic answer to the problem. Nuclear power is cleaner, here, now. And, in this National Review column, we read that four prominent climate scientists believe we cannot address climate […]

ConservAmerica Executive Director and Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke

REP. RYAN ZINKE IS THE NEW FACE OF GOP’S CONSERVATION HERITAGE

Writing in the Billings Gazette, Montana’s first term Republican congressman, Ryan Zinke, said: “Whether you’re a kid growing up in Baltimore or Bozeman, LWCF makes this country a good place for all. Congress has made a lot of promises to future generations; let’s not make the LWCF another broken promise.” His entire column at the […]

ATTENTION JOE SCARBOROUGH: CLEANER, HERE, NOW

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough was blunt (paraphrasing): “The GOP must acknowledge climate change, hold a national conversation on what to do about it, and offer conservative approaches that don’t tank our economy.” Well, ConservAmerica has the solution. CLEANER, HERE, NOW. In fact, this column by our executive director, just appeared […]

WAGNER: GOP IS LETTING MILLENNIALS SLIP AWAY

“Edward Flattau, an environmental newspaper columnist writing for the Huffington Post, notes that poll after poll confirms that the partisan division over climate change is breaking down among millennials, as the perceived risks make a “better safe than sorry” approach ever more attractive. Evangelical millennials tend to acknowledge the climate change threat in contrast to […]

AZ CORP COMMISSION APPROVES SCHOOL ENERGY PILOT– CONSERVAMERICA KEY

We’re pleased to announce the Arizona Corporation Commission approved, unanimously, a pilot program to assist Arizona public schools in implementation of energy efficiency programs. The total budget for the two year program is $2 million and is in partnership with Arizona Public Services, the state’s largest utility provider. The Arizona Corporation Commission credited ConservAmerica with […]

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KEYSTONE REALITY CHECK

Progressive environmentalists, and some right-of-center ones, are celebrating today because President Obama ‘killed’ the Keystone XL Pipeline. Keystone was primarily a symbolic line in the sand. We know many who read this blog truly believe the deep-sixing of the pipeline is the turning point in U.S. climate action. It isn’t. We’ve written in the past […]

FREEMAN DYSON DEBUNKED

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines casts a line in the North Fork Flathead River on Aug. 24, 2015. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

THE RISE OF THE CONSERVATIVE CONSERVATIONIST

Many thanks to reporter Tristan Scott of the Flathead Beacon for this column . “In recent years, a new brand of GOP lawmaker has emerged. These “Teddy Roosevelt Republicans” must walk a fine line between their conservation values back home and the partisan politicking in Washington.” Please read the entire column at Flathead Beacon