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In his second blog about the Paris Climate Talks, ICL member and guest blogger Gary Payton explains his motivation for going to Paris to participate as a member of "Civil Society."
Scratching your head for gift ideas? We can help! Learn what goodies we have to offer that will please your friends and family AND help us protect the Idaho you love.
The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry has announced its "biggest legislative priority" for the coming session—making Idaho's water quality standards less stringent. Why would we allow higher toxin levels in our water?
Projects like the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal proposal for Vancouver, WA, will drive more oil production and take on greater importance in the wake of Obama's decision not to permit the Keystone XL pipeline.
In the Idaho Statesman yesterday, Idaho Rep. Jeff Thompson badmouths the EPA's much-anticipated carbon reduction plan, saying that the President's rhetoric is bad for Idaho. His lack of any facts to back up his argument clearly demonstrates that his rhetoric is even worse for Idaho. But he did get one thing right...
Our congressional representatives are hearing you loud and clear!
ICL member and climate activist Gary Payton's first in a series of blog posts on his travels to Paris for the global climate talks.
Do you want clean, affordable and reliable electricity in the Pacific Northwest? Then you should know about the draft seventh power plan.
Richard Manning's story in High Country News contends that the Snake River serves as Idaho's sewer system. Manning will soon speak at an event in Boise. Here is Pat Ford's take on the Manning story.
A $10 million levy that sets aside funds for clean water and open space passed with a resounding 74%. Boise voters are clearly willing to step up to protect the values that make Boise special—including the Boise River, foothills, open space, clean water and wildlife habitat.
ICL worked with the Forest Service to make sure that mining exploration in the Salmon-Challis National Forest proceeds with minimal damage to water, wetland and other key wildlife habitat. A settlement provides additional safeguards.
What do the terms wild and wilderness even mean when humans are creating climate disruption? Pat Ford
Ken Pursley, one of ICL's founders, passed away unexpectedly last week. Former ICL Executive Director Jeff Fereday, Ken Pursely's law partner, graciously provided us with this remembrance.
The Idaho Conservation League is a strong supporter of Boise's 2015 levy for clean water and open space. We are encouraging voters to say Yes! on Nov 3 and help keep Boise a great place to live, work and raise a family. What should you know before you vote? Read on...
Blaine County's Land, Water and Wildlife Program wins statewide award and recognition as an innovative tool creating positive conservation change. ICL and other groups are actively involved in supporting and implementing the program's projects.
Lexi Black is a Wood River Valley native who created a project to help "Keep Idaho Wild." Make sure to read her blog and learn about the amazing t-shirt project she started that helps protect and celebrate Idaho's wilderness.
We tend to forget the impact of the Columbia River on our Idaho waters. With renegotiation of the U.S.-Canada Columbia River Treaty beginning soon, Pat Ford explains a couple key adjustments that will result in a forward-looking treaty for all.
The latest in a series of oil terminal proposals would expand a Shell refinery in Anacortes, Wash., that would generate about six mile-long crude oil trains per week through North Idaho.
Make your voices heard by voting YES for our foothills, clean river and tradition of protecting Boise's open space!
The Walker Fire, southwest of Idaho City in the mountains above Boise, is burning in an area that has been collaboratively identified for future fire risk reduction efforts.