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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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Commitment Accounting of CO2 Emissions

A new paper in Environmental Research Letters demonstrates the value to policymakers that calculating the full amount of emissions a power plant emits during its time of service has over tracking annual emissions of carbon dioxide, as is the typical current practice. The NY Times summarizes the paper’s argument and discusses the paper’s implications.

Lake Erie Algae Bloom Crisis Is Putting Pressure on Ohio, Farm States to Tackle Agricultural Pollution Problems

The toxic algae bloom that led to the city of Toledo’s loss of drinking water is not just a local issue. In fact, “last year alone, 20 states reported nearly 150 separate toxic algal blooms in lakes, rivers and ponds,” including Nebraska. 

Nebraska Among the Dozen States to File Suit Against New Coal Rules

Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for its proposed rule designed to limit carbon dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants. The filing follows a suit brought six weeks ago by the country’s largest privately held coal mining company, Murray Energy Corp.

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...

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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