Rand Paul is a self-described Crunchy Con! The National Review reports here.
One method we employ to accomplish our mission (to restore the GOP’s great conservation legacy) is to provide recognition to Republicans who are doing good work in the realm of conservation. We are a grassroots organization, and we’re interested in what your city or county commissioner is doing well, what your state legislator is championing, [...]
In 1900, Republican governors Theodore Roosevelt (NY) and Foster Vorhees (NJ) created Palisades Interstate Park and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. “The Palisades” are a line of steep cliffs along the west side of the lower Hudson River, stretching from Jersey City, NJ twenty miles to Nyack, NY. They rise 300-450 from the river and [...]
National Wildlife Federation held its annual Conservation(“Connies”) Awards dinner in Washington, D.C. on May 2. Two of our favorite Republicans were recognized. William Reilly, EPA Administrator for President George H. W. Bush, was presented the Ding Darling Award. (The award is named for the founder of NWF who was a Republican, too!) Special recognition was [...]
Justin Gillis, writing in The New York Times, starts: “This might be a good time to take a look at the most important environmental law that nobody has ever heard of. The real estate industry fought that law bitterly in Congress, but lost, and it landed on Ronald Reagan’s desk in 1982. The president not [...]
We just ran across a lengthy blog piece about Barry Goldwater. Here is the excerpt that caught our eyes: Barry Goldwater was a huge environmental advocate. He sincerely believed that we needed to protect our world. Republicans in Congress have proposed a plan that would eliminate over 100 years of environmental regulations including allowing mining [...]
When people join ConservAmerica, or find us on Facebook, they will contact the office and ask, “How can I help?” Here are five things you can do to restore the GOP’s great conservation tradition: 5. Write a letter to the editor of your local or regional newspaper, or to a favorite periodical, to remind people [...]
Corporate Knights polled environmental organizations in 2012 to create a list of the greenest U.S. presidents. The report can be read here. The top two names on the list? Republicans, of course! Theodore Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. Some others list George W. Bush because of his personal interest in energy efficiency and sustainability, and his [...]