For too long, farmers, ranchers, foresters, and land managers have been left out of the conversation. As stewards of our lands, we should rely on their expertise to help protect our environment and address the effects of climate change.

October 24th, 2023
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) President Heather Reams today applauded the release of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report assessing protocols and barriers that prevent farmers and landowners from participating in voluntary carbon markets. This report was directed by Congress as part of the bipartisan Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) (PL117-328) […]

May 3rd, 2023

CRES recently endorsed the bipartisan, bicameral Increased TSP Access Act, legislation that would enhance climate-smart agriculture practices and address the nationwide technical service provider (TSP) shortage. The bill expands upon framework in the 2018 Farm Bill and builds upon progress made with the Growing Climate Solutions Act directs USDA to establish a process to approve non-Federal […]

April 19th, 2023

U.S. Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) introduced the Conservation and Innovative Climate Partnership Act of 2023, a bipartisan and bicameral bill that would enable partnerships between land-grant institutions and local farmers to increase voluntary conservation and innovative climate practices. Companion legislation was also introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Todd Young […]

December 23rd, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, December 23, 2022—Heather Reams, president of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), today released the following statement in response to the passage of key legislation championed by CRES—the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) and the Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions (SUSTAINS) Act—to support America’s agriculture sector, as well as […]

May 18th, 2022
Press Release

Heather Reams, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) president, provided the following statement after the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture passed the Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions (SUSTAINS) Act (H.R. 2606) and the Producing Responsible Energy and Conservation Incentives and Solutions for the Environment (PRECISE) Act (H.R. 2518) with bipartisan support: “CRES congratulates House Agriculture Committee Republican […]

May 10th, 2022
Press Release

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) and the Conservative Energy Network (CEN) announced that beginning today, more than three dozen business leaders, farmers, state officials, and others from across the country will participate in a three-day series of more than 60 meetings with Republican leaders in U.S. Congress to advocate for greater investment in clean […]

July 19th, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2021 –  Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today unveiled a six-figure advertising campaign thanking the U.S. Senate for passing the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 92-8 and urged the U.S. House of Representatives to quickly follow suit. “The Growing Climate Solutions Act sets up a new way for farmers to harvest […]

June 24th, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2021 –  Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) today applauded the U.S. Senate passage of the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) by a vote of 92 to 8. The bipartisan legislation was originally sponsored by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). In response to today’s passage of the […]

June 23rd, 2021
Letter of Support

June 23, 2021 The Honorable Mike Braun 404 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Braun, On behalf of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), I am writing to offer CRES’ strong support for S. 1251, the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA).  This bill was reported by the Senate Agriculture Committee on a […]

May 14th, 2021

Let America’s farmers grow climate solutions Charles Hernick The Hill May 14, 2021 Spring planting has Americans putting their hands in the soil again. And knowing our bountiful lands could be an important defense against climate change makes our fruited plains and amber waves of grain even more beautiful. Recently, the Growing Climate Solutions Act was reintroduced […]

Scroll to Top