EVENT ADVISORY: Confronting the Nature Crisis: A Discussion and Policy Announcement With Sen. Tom Udall and Rep. Deb Haaland

Washington, D.C. — The continental United States loses a football field’s worth of natural areas every 30 seconds to the sprawl of cities, energy infrastructure, roads, pipelines, and other development. This loss of nature—accelerated by climate change—is a threat to the nation’s health and prosperity, affecting communities’ clean air, water, and defenses against severe weather, floods, and wildfires. In order to curb wildlife extinctions, fight climate change, reduce toxic pollution, and safeguard healthy natural systems, the United States must confront the conservation crisis head-on.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the nature crisis and what the nation can do to restore and protect public lands and natural areas. Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) will offer keynote remarks, and journalist Elizabeth Shogren will moderate a discussion with Sen. Udall and Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM).

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Opening remarks:
John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress

Distinguished speakers:
Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), Ranking Member, Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM), Chair, House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands

Elizabeth Shogren, Reporter, Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

A light breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at  or 202-478-6327.