Our Philosophy

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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Leirion, Roy, and Bennie are dedicated to conserving our community’s natural and financial resources, and we can trust that they will enact common sense solutions to protect our health and safety if elected this May.

Join us for a discussion led by Tony Vargas about the intersection of inequality and environmental protection. 

Our internship program provides a hands-on opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the field of non-profit management, environmental protection, and Nebraska politics. Interns will learn how to build power through organizing people and gain exposure to the inner-workings of policy development and political engagement.

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Eliminating Coal from Minnesota’s Energy Production

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton called on energy policy and business leaders to figure out a way for his state to eliminate coal from its energy portfolio. Minnesota currently gets about 46% of its electricity generated from burning coal, but its clean energy industry is growing, employing more than 14,000 people in 1,000 different companies...

Omaha Public Power District Leads Nebraska Utilities in Wind Energy

Omaha Public Power District is leading the state’s utilities in wind energy production, and in June adopted a plan to get at least one-third of its electricity generated from renewable sources for twenty years. OPPD will be producing 33% of its electricity from wind as soon as 2016... 

New Economic Study Shows Carbon Tax Refunded to Households Would Create Jobs

A recent study by Regional Economic Modeling, Inc. (REMI) looks at the theoretical effects of the carbon tax and rebate legislation similar to what CCL proposes.  It finds that the tax would create over 2 million jobs by 2025, and save 13,000 lives a year.

Most Rural Nebraskans Think Climate Change is Happening

73% of rural Nebraskans think global climate change is happening...

NLCV supports leaders who stand up for a clean, healthy future for Nebraska. See which candidates have earned NLCV's endorsement in this year's election. 

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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

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