Clean Air ​& Energy

  • House Says No (for now) to Flawed Farm Bill

    On May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass its version of a new Farm Bill (HR 2) on a 198-213 vote. IWLA opposed the bill because it proposed major funding cuts on important conservation programs.

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  • President's Budget Proposal Guts Critical Conservation Programs

    The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water – all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.

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  • Policy Pulse: Climate Action

    President Trump’s executive order directing the EPA to rescind the Clean Power Plan will have a great impact on efforts to reduce pollution that contribute to a warming climate.

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  • 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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