Wind turbines help fight the global climate crisis.

THINGS WE FIGHT FOR

So many problems to fight.

In America and around the world, a variety of environmental crises are growing more urgent.

Already in the 2020s, as droughts continue to plague the American West, our country has suffered the most destructive wildfires in her history. Hurricanes stack up in the Gulf, as if waiting their turn to pound our coasts. We endure devastating floods, freaky windstorms, too-early blizzards, and wilder-than-normal tornadoes.

Each year, Planet Earth grows hotter — and the climate more unpredictable — than ever before. So everyone else is experiencing the same problems that we are.

Our increasingly acidic, plastic-filled oceans are rising as the polar ice caps melt.

Species of plants and animals are dying off at an unprecedented rate. People in America and around the globe are pushing even farther into wildlands, resulting in a loss of wildlife habitat and an explosion of new and exotic diseases like Covid-19.

As the climate crisis worsens, the future of our planet seems more at risk. Literally, we are all in this together… and we must pull together to solve the problems while we still have a chance to do so.

A single small organization can’t fight on every front. Fortunately, REP has allies, and we do know how to pick our battles and define our approach.

REP and CRS, its “sister” non-profit Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship, have carved out a unique position in America’s environmental community.

We fight for the essentials of life on Earth, for humans and wild creatures alike. We advocate for them with effective conservative messages designed to make sense to members of the Republican Party and other conservatives. We don’t try to be all things to all people. We know our target and focus hard on it.

One thing is certain: within our chosen niche, we truly are unique. Nobody else is trying to do this. It’s tough. An uphill fight. But somebody’s got to do it, because we must get our country back to bipartisan action on these vital issues.

So many things to fight for.

We at REP are fighters. Below are the main things we’ve fought for in the last quarter century, grouped into three categories. Click the links to learn more.

1. Clean air, clean energy, and a stable climate

2. Pollution-free oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands

3. High-quality public lands and the native plants and animals that depend on them for survival

While not a major focus, we’ve also written and spoken on the related topics of Sprawl, infrastructure, and private land conservation.

“Greening Up” the GOP… which is, without doubt, the hardest task of all. We argue that — when it comes to natural resource conservation and environmental protection the GOP has strayed far from its traditional roots and needs to come home. To that end, we praise elected Republicans when they take pro-environmental and pro-conservation stands and votes. We give them awards, and great press in their local media, and high ratings in our Scorecard. We call them heroes.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

If you’re a Republican — either current or lapsed — who cares about natural resource conservation and environmental protection and believes that conservation is conservative, please join our effort. Add your voice to ours. Give us the resources, both human and financial, that we need to do our work as effectively as possible.

If you’re not a Republican, please consider supporting our work, because the only way we Americans ever make lasting progress on any important issue is when we achieve bipartisan support for it.

And no matter which one you are, please tell others about REP. That’s a great way to support us, too!

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Photo at top: Whirling wind turbines create lovely motion-shadows at sunset. (Shutterstock)