September 3, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

ConservAmerica Endorses Rick Snyder for Michigan Governor

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

ConservAmerica is proud to announce its endorsement of Rick Snyder for governor of the Great Lake State of Michigan. “Governor Snyder’s record is one of strong, pragmatic leadership on conservation and environmental issues. His decision making process balances the needs of today’s citizens with those coming in future generations,” said Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmerica. […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

Senator Kirk introduces new national park bill

Official Portrait

Long-time friend Mark Kirk (R-IL) has introduced legislation to create an unique national park in the Chicago area. Read about the proposed Pullman National Historic Park on the Senator’s website.

Appropriate Regulation vs. Over-Regulation

Freedom Industries Elk River plant. Photo from Google Earth.

A reporter from a Washington, D.C. political news media outlet called me yesterday to get my (ConservAmerica’s) comments on the toxic chemical spill in West Virginia. The spill from a Freedom Industries tank yard situated alongside the Elk River caused a “no drinking—no bathing” order to be issued for more than 300,000 people in West […]

GOP Shows Conservation is a Conservative Cause

Better late than never! A column by Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason (both of Americans for Tax Reform), published in July, just came to our attention. “What’s clear is that, for at least the next two years, the White House, Washington Democrats and TV commentators will continue to portray Republicans as anti-environment. All while promoting […]


Solar panels near downtown Salt Lake City

Last Fall, the German Embassy asked ConservAmerica to help recruit conservatives from around the country for a fact-finding trip to Germany. The purpose of the trip was to educate influential Americans on Germany’s clean energy economy. We assembled a delegation that included five Republican state legislators from across the country and one former Bush EPA […]

The Palisades Imperiled


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 […]

Miller Time: Brewing Water Wars

Before and After of Lake Michigan water diversion for Illinois shipping and sanitary canal system.

Representative Candice Miller (R-Michigan) calls for a revaluation of Lake Michigan water withdrawals. Specifically, she points to the withdrawal of water to float the Chicago shipping canal to benefit Mississippi River barge traffic. Great Lakes state harbor communities are faced with record low water levels, and are struggling to fund dredging to keep their harbors […]

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Walks the Solar Talk

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Arizona’s Republican Governor, Jan Brewer, discusses her support for solar energy, Arizona’s potential for solar, and the fact that she’s had solar panels on her own home since 1970. Read the full article here.