April 16, 2014

Growing a Greener GOP From the Ground Up

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 […]

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. […]

Black Bear Selfies

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources collaborative program to study predator-prey relationships. A video camera is attached to a collar on a black bear. Watch the incredible eating machine by clicking “Post” below! Beware, our tummies are aching after watching it! Post by Michigan Predator-Prey Project.

Flood Insurance Fix

Click on this link to read the Flood Insurance Coalition letter to Congress Toomey Flood Insurance Coalition The National Flood Insurance Program provides a perverse incentive to build in environmentally sensitive areas prone to storm surges and floods. The continued use of taxpayer dollars to subsidize the program is both fiscally and environmentally irresponsible.

Misinterpreting PEW

Pew Research Center released its January 2014 poll of voter priorities. Pundits will point to the fact that just 49% of respondents believe ‘Protecting the environment’ is a priority and just 29% believe ‘Dealing with global warming’ is a priority and conclude that we simply shouldn’t do anything about either issue. Only three topics break […]

Theodore Roosevelt Banquet

We’re happy to announce that our annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet will be held on the evening of March 12, 2014. The event venue will be the Hyatt Regency Washington at Capitol Hill. The keynote speaker is Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Theodore Roosevelt Banquet is our annual […]

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FERC and Renewables

Good article on FERC’s latest report: Reading the Renewable Energy Tea Leaves in Latest FERC Report