Audubon and GOP ConservAmerica Join Forces for Responsible Stewardship and Common-Sense Conservation

Two national conservation organizations have partnered in a campaign to introduce the American Eagle Compact, which targets practical approaches to conservation and energy development.


| September 28, 2012



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As David Yarnold says, "Conservation doesn't have a party."


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This article is posted with permission from theNational Audubon Society and ConservAmerica.

The National Audubon Society and Republican group ConservAmerica today launched a groundbreaking campaign aimed at bridging the nation’s bitter partisan divides over energy and the environment.

The American Eagle Compact targets common-sense approaches to conservation and energy development to counter the partisanship has confused and polarized voters and jeopardized America’s commitment to conserving natural resources for the health of people and wildlife.

“Extremists on both sides of the political divide have hijacked America’s conservation movement,” said David Yarnold, president and CEO of the National Audubon Society.  “We believe Americans want to break the gridlock. This is not just a fight to save the planet; this is a fight to save the neighborhoods where we live and the open space and waterways where we work and play. Conservation doesn’t have a party.”

“We call on the next administration and the next Congress to detoxify the conversation over energy and conservation issues,” said Rob Sisson, president of ConservAmerica. “The rancor of recent years represents a cynical, short-sighted attitude that betrays the important shared values that have always united us.”

The American Eagle Compact invites supporters, regardless of party affiliation, to demand common-sense stewardship of land and waters, energy independence and protecting the health of U.S. communities. The compact urges new approaches that allow political leaders to:





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