Living In Your Own Electric Idaho

Last year, Governor Little proclaimed that February 14th, 2019 would be Electric Vehicle Day, stating “electric vehicles are the future of transportation — both in Idaho and throughout the nation.” On the anniversary of EV Day, we wanted to give an update on what’s happened with electric vehicles in Idaho since then. REV West: EV…

Idaho Senate Takes Up Public Access Protection Act

The Public Access Protection Act provides a civil remedy for the illegal obstruction of public land access. By Eric Oliver, Conservation Fellow If you’re like most public land lovers in Idaho, these days you’ve probably heard a thing or two about access. Access is easy enough to understand in theory: in order to enjoy our…

Energy Standards to Remain in Idaho Building Code

By Ryan McGoldrick, Communications Fellow Feb. 10, 2020 – From window insulation to mold prevention, energy standards ensure that new homes are safe for Idahoans. Last week, some politicians in the Idaho House Commerce and Human Resources Committee tried to remove these energy standards from Idaho’s building codes. Their actions were swiftly beaten back by…

Idaho House strips away science standards

By Ryan McGoldrick House Education Committee rejects science standards, despite public support Feb. 6, 2020 Yesterday, the House Education Committee voted to strip away all Idaho educational standards, including science, math, and English. The vote came after a series of Committee hearings where Idaho teachers, parents, and the public came out in droves to support…

From the Desk of our Acting Executive Director

Dear Idaho conservation voter,  This year, Conservation Voters for Idaho will celebrate our 15-year anniversary. From the very beginning, our mission has been to create the political environment to protect the natural environment. From up and down Idaho, our electoral work has elected strong conservation champions to city, county, and state offices while our advocacy…

(Re) Introducing Eliza Walton

Eliza Walton rejoins CVI as our Legislative Assistant. We hope you join us in congratulating Eliza Walton, who is our new Legislative Assistant. She started on our Voter Outreach Team where her patience, empathy, and dedication to researching the issues made her a clear choice for our Legislative Assistant role. Eliza will not only keep…