April 24, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

Our Most Effective Environmental Statute

THE CLEAN AIR ACT AMENDMENTS OF 1990 Earth Day 2014 Twenty five years later, historians and politicos are beginning to give President George H. W. Bush well deserved accolades for his administration’s accomplishments. In 1988, during the height of the presidential campaign, Bush proclaimed he would be “the environmental president”. His legacy backs up that […]

Utah Republicans lead way on Cleaner Air

Utah State Senator Curtis Bramble participated in a 2012 tour of Germany's clean energy economy that was coordinated by ConservAmerica.

Utah’s state legislature has one of the highest proportion of Republican lawmakers of any state. When a leading business executive like Johnathon Johnson (EVP, overstock.com) feels compelled to write a letter to the editor commending the legislature for its work on clean air issues, it is important news for us to share with you! “This […]

Years of Living Dangerously

Actor Harrison Ford hosts episode 1 of Showtime's new series, Years of Living Dangerously

Showtime’s new heralded series about climate change debuts this week. The first episode is available now (here). It features our good friend and fellow conservative, Texas Tech climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Don Cheadle, the celebrity who narrates the “Texas” segment in which Dr. Hayhoe is the key figure, ponders whether people of faith and […]

Trammell S. Crow Receives Prestigious Honor

Catholic Museum

Trammell S. Crow, a member of the ConservAmerica board of directors and tireless supporter of our organization, was honored last week by The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library for his Lifetime Achievement in the field of environmental protection. The black tie event also honored Raymond Flynn, former mayor of Boston and former Ambassador […]

Oscar Simpson Honored by BHA

Oscar Simpson

Bill Wiley, a leading voice for ConservAmerica in New Mexico, reports Oscar Simpson, a long time member of ConservAmerica, has been recognized with the 2014 Aldo Leopold Award by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. This prestigious award honors Oscar for his work getting the Rio Grande Del Norte, Organ Mts & Valle Vidal wilderness areas into […]

Growing Support for Full Funding for LWCF

By Rob Sisson, City Commissioner and Former Mayor, Sturgis, MI (and president of ConservAmerica) The Land and Water Conservation Fund was established with broad support of Congress in 1965. Congress established annual funding at $900 million–though in recent years its funding has been a fraction of that amount. The source of LWCF funding is royalty […]

America At A Crossroads

ConservAmerica’s latest white paper makes the case for natural gas as today’s clean energy choice for our environmental and economic security. AMERICA AT A CROSSROADS

Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Awards

Al Sample, Executive Director of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation accepts TR Award

ConservAmerica held its annual Theodore Roosevelt Award function in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2014. A full house celebrated the GOP’s great conservation legacy. The four Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award honorees were: Gifford Pinchot and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. Gifford Pinchot created the U.S. Forestry Service and was our nation’s first chief forester. Serving […]

Benishek’s wilderness bill first since 2009

Dan Benishek

Congressman Dan Benishek (MI-1) was sponsor of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Wilderness bill which passed the House last week and was signed into law by President Obama yesterday (March 13, 2014). It is a remarkable accomplishment–the first wilderness bill passed and signed into law since 2009. That’s Republican conservation leadership! Thank you Rep. […]

Theodore Roosevelt Banquet Covered by Newsmax

Newsmax published a piece today on our successful Theodore Roosevelt Banquet with the Hon. Fred Upton as keynote speaker. “Upton made his remarks to a packed audience of ConservAmerica, which honors and encourages Republican support for conservation.” Read the entire piece here.