Senator Pete Ricketts Demands Biden Administration Define Conservation

Since President Biden signed Executive Order 14008, on January 27, 2021, where he initiated 30x30, the administration has been asked to define one word, which they have refused to do.

The 30x30 initiative directs that at least 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters need to be conserved by 2030. However, they refuse to define what is meant by “conserve.”

Senator Pete Ricketts, former Governor of Nebraska, gave the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service one more chance in a May 16th hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. The Committee was discussing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2024 proposed budget.

Senator Ricketts grilled Martha Williams from the FWS to obtain a clear definition of what the Administration is working towards. 

What is 30 x 30?

The 30 x 30 program is a plan advanced by radical environmental activists to permanently protect 30% of America’s land and oceans by 2030. The program is being advanced by the Biden Administration through Executive Order 14008, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad” (86 Fed. Reg. 7,619), signed January 27, 2021.

Proponents argue that climate impacts are human-caused, and permanently preserving 30% of America’s land and oceans is necessary to reverse climate change. This action must be taken immediately, they claim, to avoid impacts on the ecosystem and wildlife. However, the science and data do not justify these extreme policy measures.

30 x 30 is an unconstitutional policy shift, moving us from a nation founded on private property principles to one controlled by the administrative state.

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Learn More About the Agenda

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has led the States in opposing 30 x 30.  Learn why this agenda concerns him, and why he has taken critical steps to protect his State.

Fox News reporter Douglas Kennedy captures the positions of property rights advocates from American Stewards, as well as the radical environmentalist with National Geographic.

Chaves County, New Mexico Commissioners take action to oppose New Mexico Governor's Executive Order to protect 50% of states lands.

Norm James Explains Why 30 x 30 is a Land Grab

Hear Governor Ricketts and Margaret Byfield discuss why Americans need to be concerned.

September 16, 2021, Governor Ricketts released the 26th episode of “The Nebraska Way” featuring Margaret Byfield, Executive Director of American Stewards of Liberty. During the episode, Byfield discusses President Joe Biden’s radical plan to conserve 30 percent of the nation’s land and water by 2030 and what states are doing to push back on it.

See the Resolution Passed by Garfield County, Colorado that Lead the Local Opposition Campaign to Oppose 30 x 30.