30 by 30: A Push to Protect U.S. Land and Water

An initiative to conserve at least 30% of land and ocean in the United States by 2030 can help to confront the threats of climate change and biodiversity loss, and it should not be thwarted by White House inaction, said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) at a 7 February briefing in Washington, D.C., about the initiative.
“The important thing is to keep building the movement over time,” Udall said, noting that protecting public lands in the United States is a long-term movement dating back to President Theodore Roosevelt.
“If we have one [president] who is a complete outlier, the movement will survive.”“If we have one [president] who is a complete outlier, the movement will survive. And many times, the movement gets stronger when you have somebody like President Trump in the White House,” Udall said. “Ask the environmental organizations about their fund-raising right now. My guess is it’s through the roof.”
Udall introduced a Senate resolution in October to express “the…



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