Republican Lawmakers Launch Roosevelt Conservation Caucus
The following is a statement by Kameran Onley, director of U.S. government relations at The Nature Conservancy, on the announced formation of the bicameral Roosevelt Conservation Caucus:
"Our lands and waters are more than just our country’s beautiful natural features. They are the very foundation of our security, way of life and all life itself. The threats facing our natural world have never been as great or varied as they are today, so it is commendable lawmakers from the House and Senate have come together to tackle challenges such as protecting wildlife habitat and addressing climate change.
"As we’ve seen recently, conservation is not only an issue that Americans support across the political divide, it is also an area where lawmakers in Washington have found rare common ground. It is a testament to the importance and benefit of investing in nature, and a reminder that nature unites us. We look forward to working with the members of the caucus and other lawmakers across the aisle to advance policies that will leave future generations a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet."
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 72 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.