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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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Don't miss our Keynote, David Thoreson, at our upcoming Nebraska Conservation Awards. David is an adventurer who has spent his life sailing the globe and capturing his experiences through photography and writing. He has captured the stunning beauty of nature, and the damage being done to it. Join us on May 19th for this exciting opportunity! 

Check out which bills are on NLCV's Conservation Watchlist for this year's Legislative Session! 

See how your State Senator voted on important conservation legislation in 2017

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Headlines: Conservation Victories in the Midterm Elections, Conservation Pays Off: U.S. Water Usage Lowest in Decades, Every Branch of the United States Military is Worried About Climate Change, Major Companies See Renewable Energy as a Good Investment, Ending the Long Delay in Pollution Controls on Ozone

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.

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Don't miss our Keynote, David Thoreson, at our upcoming Nebraska Conservation Awards. David is an adventurer who has spent his life sailing the globe and capturing his experiences through photography and writing. He has captured the stunning beauty of nature, and the damage being done to it. Join us on May 19th for this exciting opportunity! 

See how your State Senator voted on important conservation legislation in 2017

Contact your State Senator to let them know what you think! 

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.