The National Association of Conservation Districts has expressed support for S.J. Resolution 26 - a joint resolution disapproving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. In a letter to resolution sponsor and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski, NACD President Steve Robinson said NACD believes that the EPA should not move forward with its proposed greenhouse gas regulations.
In his letter, Robinson, a producer from Marysville, Ohio, stated that a top-down, regulatory approach with limited public involvement is not the appropriate means for addressing such a complex issue with wide-ranging economic effects. He stressed that Congress should engage in an open and honest discussion regarding our nation's energy policy.
Robinson says NACD and its members support voluntary, locally-led conservation efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. Many districts are already working with landowners on carbon reduction and sequestration efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. NACD continues to support the development of technology that facilitates cleaner use of fossil fuels and expansion of renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass and geothermal sources.