Clean Air ​& Energy

  • 2017 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2017 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Solar Energy Protection Resolution There are many forms of energy that will be vital to the maintenance of sufficient energy supplies in the near future. Without them, energy shortages will reduce growth, increase hardships, and lead to political instability. Of these sources, one that has both immediate and long-term benefit to consumers and the environment is solar energy. Strongly supported by the federal government initially, solar power has recently come under attack at the state level by utility companies. Although there is some merit to their claims, the problems ...

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  • 2016 Policy Resolutions

    Resolutions Passed at the 2016 National Convention Izaak Walton League of America Restore Chronic Wasting Disease Research Funding Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is expanding into more areas every year. It affects cervids – any member of the deer family. It has expanded to 20 states and shows no signs of slowing this advance. This issue is being complicated by the proliferation of deer and the substantial economic costs associated with CWD. In recent years, the U.S. federal government has reduced funding for CWD research among cervids. Additional funding is critical to the further identification and remediation of this disease. The environmental ...

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  • Appeals Court Keeps Mercury Rule in Place To Protect Public Health and the Environment

    Longstanding efforts by the Izaak Walton League of America to reduce mercury in the environment got a boost today when a federal appeals court ruled EPA can continue to implement a major regulation that will cut harmful emissions.

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  • 2015 Policy Resolutions

    What do nuclear energy, wetlands, wilderness, conservation funding, and water trails have in common? League members adopted policies on each of these important issues at our 93rd annual national convention in Pierre, South Dakota.

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  • Policy Pulse: Keystone Pipeline

    After weeks of debate, the U.S. Senate approved construction of TransCanada Corporation’s Keystone XL oil pipeline. On February 11, the House of Representatives approved the Senate bill, and on February 24, President Obama vetoed it. Now the Senate will try to override the veto.

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