Advancing Clean and Renewable Energy
The Izaak Walton League has been a champion for clean air for over 40 years, recognizing the vital link between air quality, human health and the survival of natural systems. Our past efforts resulted in policies that reduced acid rain, diminished urban smog, and improved visibility in national parks and wilderness areas.
By championing power plant clean up, promoting the use of clean energy resources, and urging responsible use of our energy resources, our common-sense solutions are making a difference for cleaner air.
Energy In the News
- New limits on pollutants are a step in the right direction (The Patriot News/PennLive.com, December 29, 2011)
- Big Coal suit would big-foot Minnesota (Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 11, 2011)
Since the Clean Air Act was passed in 1970, we have worked to improve air quality by seeking tougher pollution standards for the oldest, dirtiest power plants. The nation's electric power plant fleet is a major source of air pollution and contributes to ground-level ozone, haze and acid rain. These old plants also emit mercury pollution which contaminates fish, and carbon dioxide emissions which contribute to global climate change. We work tirelessly to reduce these dangerous pollutants across the country.
In addition to fixing old fossil fuel energy sources, the League has been a leader in reducing America's dependence on coal and oil by advocating for increased energy conservation and the development of clean energy sources. With focused effort and attention, we lead nationwide efforts to produce energy in ways that are environmentally responsible.
Increasingly, climate change is an issue of critical importance for League members. We are already seeing changes in fish and wildlife habits and habitats. We are working to raise awareness of these adverse impacts and to promote responsible policies that will reduce global warming emissions in a meaningful way.