September 3, 2015

Conservation is Conservative

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, […]

Laudato Si: Pope Francis

The long anticipated encyclical from Pope Francis, Laudato Si, was released today. It will take days, maybe weeks, to read and comprehend the entire document, but we thought we would share this excerpt that speaks to the conservative mind: “The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The global economic crises have […]

China’s Natural Gas Boom

An article from Grist discussing China’s greenhouse gas efforts and promise.

ConservAmerica: Leading the Way

We’ve been in the trenches for twenty years now. For several years, we’ve worked tirelessly to discuss a realistic path forward to lower greenhouse gas and toxin emissions, strengthen the U.S. economy, and to claim the next hundred years as the American Century of Energy Innovation. We’ve always believed that nuclear energy, hydropower, and natural […]