S1159: Protect our Environment. Defend our Democracy

A strong and resilient democracy is intrinsically intertwined with the fight for our natural resources and our quality of life. CVI is dedicated to protecting access to the ballot box and expanding voting rights of all Idahoans. To protect your right to directly participate in the ballot initiative process, we need two you to take…

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Idaho’s Historic First Climate Change Hearing

“The climate is changing there is no question about it…We’ve just got to figure out how we’re going to cope with it.” – Idaho Gov. Brad Little, 2019 Idaho Environmental Forum On January 16th, Governor Brad Little took an important step forward for climate change policy in Idaho and acknowledged the existence and challenges brought…

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We still have a lot of work to do

We still have a lot of work to do. On Feb. 27, the League of Conservation Voters released its 2018 National Environmental Scorecard. It scores all members of the U.S. House and Senate on votes placed for or against bills related to your conservation values. I bet you’re wondering how Idaho’s two House members and…

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Join Us – #idleg update

With a busy week of committee hearings, there will be a lot of opportunities to attend, listen, or testify in committee hearings. These committee hearings are open to the public so legislators can hear your voice. We would love to see you at the Capitol to speak to your conservation values. Please reach out to…

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Good, bad and ugly

Good, bad and Ugly For the week of February 8 These dozen states could move to 100% renewable electricity Last year, California set the most ambitious energy goal in the nation: reaching 100 percent renewable energy in just over 25 years. This year, as many as 13 other states are rearing to join it. Senate…

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Rethinking the very way we get from here to there

Next week there will be a joint committee hearing on the future of electric vehicles in Idaho.  Join us at the Statehouse February 14th to show your support for expanding electric vehicles in Idaho! Snap Shot: The transportation sector is one of Idaho’s largest sources of the pollution that dirties our air, negatively impacts the…

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Protect Our First Responders

Flame retardants are supposed to slow ignition and prevent fires, but scientific evidence has linked exposure to these chemicals to an increasing numbers of health problems, including cancer, infertility, learning disabilities, neurological diseases, and more. Worry over chemical flame retardants – particularly those in the organohalogen (OFRs) family – has been growing steadily over the…

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Idaho and clean energy by the numbers

Idahoans are very supportive of transitioning to 100 percent clean energy by the year 2050. That’s according to a poll conducted by conducted from Dec. 10 to Jan. 8 by Boise State University. The Fourth Annual Idaho Public Policy Survey asked 1,004 adult Idahoans their opinions on a variety of public policy issues. And what…

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