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NLCV provides the public with objective, factual information about conservation politics in Nebraska.

NLCV collaborates strategically with appointed and elected officials and partner organizations on rules, regulations and environmental legislation...

NLCV supports conservation champions who will protect our environment for future generations.

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Lincoln as a city needs to continue to recognize that its water is a limited resource, and begin to break down wasteful water use habits and replace them with conservative ones.

Honeybees are in danger - Join us for a discussion about what they need to survive, what endangers them, and how you can help. 

Improving soil health can play a major role in fighting climate change - find out how at this upcoming event! 

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U.S. fuel economy reaches all-time high

The Administration announced that “the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. hit a record high last year, rising 0.5 miles per gallon over 2012 and averaging 24.1 mpg, nearly 5 mpg higher than 2004 levels. The vehicles tracked include new cars and SUVs sold in the U.S.

Pentagon report emphasizes security risks of climate change and lays road map for how military will adapt and mitigate

The Pentagon has released a report “stating decisively” that climate change is a threat to the national security of the U.S., and asserts that we must act now to adapt to and mitigate climate change.  The release of the 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap illustrates the increasing importance that our Department of Defense is placing on addressing climate change, with our Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, stating in the forward that “politics or ideology must not get in the way of sound planning”.

Election to Cost Nearly $4 Billion, Projects the Center for Responsive Politics, Topping Previous Midterms

This midterm election will be more expensive than any previous midterm election, with candidates and parties spending about $2.7 billion, and outside groups close to $900 million. The CRP projects that Republicans will outspend Democrats overall, with the largest gap in spending coming from outside groups that hide all their donors, where “secretive liberal groups” will have spent roughly $28 million and comparable conservative groups will have spent about $113.6 million.

The Nebraska League of Conservation Voters and Nebraska Conservation Education Fund work to hold Nebraska's elected officials accountable. One of the ways in which we do that is to educate the public about key pieces of legislation that would impact our priority issues--what the legislation said, who championed the bill, and where the votes fell. Our 2014 Report Card identifies bills important to conservation that made their way through the 2014 Unicameral.

Audubon’s Birds and Climate Change Report

The Audubon Birds and Climate Report is based on three decades of “citizen-science observations” and predicts how climate change could affect the ranges of 588 North American birds. Hundreds of thousands of these observations resulted in Audubon’s conclusions that “Of the 588 North American bird species studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble.” 

Global economies must lower carbon emissions at five times the levels currently achieved

The PwC, “a network of firms in 157 countries committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services,” released their climate change analysis, which estimates that “global economies need to cut their energy related carbon emissions for every $ of GDP by 6.2% every year from now to 2100. That’s more than five times the rate currently achieved.” 

Climate Change Implications for Nebraska

The UNL Climate Change Study has been released. The assessment raises “serious concerns about how the projected changes in climate will impact Nebraska, and provides a starting point for discussions about the actions that we should take to adapt to the changes in each sector.”

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We have the opportunity to pass climate change legislation in the Nebraska Unicameral, but we need your help. Click here to sign your name. 

See what conservation issues are being taken up by the Nebraska Legislature this year - and what you can do to help protect Nebraska's land, air, and water! 

Help NLCV continue to elect conservation champions to all levels of public office, engage Nebraskans across the state in important conservations issues, and ensure that our state's elected officials are held accountable to protecting our health, land, air, and water. 

See how your State Senator voted on the most important conservation-related bills of 2016