The U.S. Congress is considering many measures that would, if enacted, undermine long-standing environmental protection laws.
You can learn how Virginia’s Members of Congress scored on the League of Conservation Voters’ 2017 scorecard here.
Let our Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, Representatives Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, Barbara Comstock and Robert Wittman know that the proposed fiscal year 2019 Trump administration budget does not advance conservation.
National Audubon urges members to help defend the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), one of our nation’s oldest and most important wildlife conservation laws, especially to oppose any effort that undermines the ability to address what’s called “incidental take” of birds under the MBTA.
April 24, 2017
Following up on our March 18 conservation advocacy workshop, the ASNV Advocacy Committee will meet on April 24, 7 p.m., at the Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22203 (small conference room). Directions here.
The People’s Climate March will take place in Washington, D. C., on April 29, 9 a.m.
April 22, 2017
March for Science, safeguard apolitical, unbiased science, the underpinning of sound policy.
Most national environmental groups, including the National Audubon Society, believe that the current Congress and the Trump Administration will try to weaken many current federal environmental policies.
A People’s Climate March will take place on April 29, 2017 in Washington, D.C., and across the country. For more information, visit https://peoplesclimate.org/
On November 8, all incumbent Northern Virginia U.S. representatives were re-elected: Cong. Don Beyer (D-8); Cong. Gerry Connolly (D-11); Cong. Barbara Comstock, (R-10); and Cong. Rob Wittman (R-1). Virginia’s U.S. Senators, Tim Kaine (D) and Mark Warner (D) were not up for re-election in 2016.
Now is the time to urge your candidates to support conservation. In addition to electing a U.S. president and vice president this year, Virginians will elect 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
The 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service (NPS) this year is an opportune time for advocates to urge elected officials and candidates to provide stronger support, especially more funding, for our 413 national park sites.
Aug 27, 2016
One way to support our national parks is to attend an event to celebrate our national parks’ centennial. On August 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., NPS will have a centennial event at Glen Echo Park
Two dozen national parks no longer sell water in plastic bottles. Instead, they sell reusable bottles and have installed water refill stations. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure to prohibit the NPS Director from approving “a request by a park superintendent to eliminate the sale in national parks of water in disposable, recyclable plastic bottles.”
Millions of bird die every year after colliding with buildings, especially windows. National Audubon urges all Auduboners to encourage their members of Congress to support H.R. 2280, the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act. Go here to learn the details.
National Audubon asks that Auduboners urge their members of Congress to support H.R. 4480, a bill to enable the U.S. to join a treaty to protect these birds. You can learn more here.
Thanks to North America’s largest land conservation project in history — an effort in which Audubon played a leading and integral role — the Greater Sage-Grouse will not require federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Pope Francis will address Congress on September 24 and plans to discuss his recent climate-change encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for our Common Home. A People's Rally for Climate Justice is planned for that morning at 7:30 AM on the National Mall.
September 24, 10 a.m., People’s Rally for Climate Justice, on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets, NW, Washington, DC, a gathering in support of Pope Francis who will address Congress that day.
September 28, 5 p.m., Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, listening session on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. For information, see http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan. National Audubon urges Auduboners to support President Obama's plan and Virginia's efforts to implement it. We can urge state officials, executive and legislative branch, not to backtrack or block the plan.