Protecting America’s Wild Places from Climate Change

A surprising constituency continues crossing party lines to support climate legislation — sportsmen:

One of their worries, for example, is that the fowl they hunt might not migrate as far south if northern U.S. states become warmer.

“If you go out and hunt at the same time in the same season and the same place every year, then you understand the changes that are happening,” said Jeremy Symons, senior vice president for conservation at the National Wildlife Federation, which claims a membership 420,000 sportsmen in 46 states.

These groups will be going up against powerful Washington lobbies — the coal and oil industries, for example — that are pushing hard to soften any mandatory pollution controls.

Learn more about how you can get involved in the fight to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act in the Senate in the NWF Climate Action Center.