We help passionate outdoor people protect the places they live and the experiences they love from the effects of climate change.
The impacts of climate change on the places we love—our communities, trails, mountains and waterways— are greater than ever. Changing the trajectory of climate change will take smarts. It will take guts. And it will take passion. POW Action Fund is laser-focused on forming relationships with key decision-makers across the country to ensure our priorities are on their agenda. We meet with lawmakers to ensure legislation is passed on Capitol Hill to reduce emissions, add clean energy to the electric grid, invest in electric vehicles, guarantee a just transition to a renewable energy economy and reduce fossil fuel emissions on public lands.
We know that the solutions to address climate change largely exist, and our work focuses on finding the political will to put these opportunities into action.
What We’re Lobbying For:
Advancing Clean Energy
-Investing in electric vehicle infrastructure & transportation solutions
-Clean Energy tax & Rebates
-Supporting a worker transition
-Updating the grid to power a renewable energy future with Transition Line and Intertie Incentives.
Incentivizing Renewable Energy Infrastructure
–Progressing community benefits legislation aimed at improving energy transmission and unlocking the full potential of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Protecting Public Lands
-Stop drilling in the Arctic to repeal the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Oil and Gas Program.
-Stopping the Willow Project in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska.
“Lobbying is like making new friends as an adult—a little scary at first but if you go in with an open mind you’re bound to find points of overlap and connection….But as many POW Alliance members know, a mountain is only unclimbable until someone is brave enough to try summiting. Lobbying helped all of us in the meeting better understand how similar our values and goals really are and start to think about how to use that alignment to shape a tomorrow that is just a little better than today. We left with a new friend and are looking forward to getting to know them more over the next few years.”
-Professional cross-country skier and runner, Erika Flowers
“It’s really important to use these medals that we’re carrying around to make sure that we get in the door – that we get in front of people who are able to vote on these huge policies that impact all of us.”
-Olympic medalist, professional cross-country skier and
POW Athlete Alliance member, Jesse Diggins