November 13, 2020

Senator Tom Udall: A Conservation Champion

WASHINGTON—Today, the office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, released the following comprehensive document outlining Udall’s accomplishments that have advanced a bold conservation vision throughout his Senate career. In 2019, Udall announced that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate.


“Conservation is a winner: for the economy, for nature, for the climate, and for our way of life. Human health and prosperity depend on the global ecosystems of wildlife that sustain the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat,” Udall said. “It has been an honor to work with a diverse array of communities and Tribes in New Mexico and across the United States to build grassroots coalitions and secure long-sought wins that protect our natural treasures for all to enjoy and create jobs for our economy. From New Mexico’s two newest National Monuments, to the historic, bipartisan enactment of full and permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, to setting a new national goal of conserving 30 percent of our land and waters by 2030, I’m proud of what we’ve done together. With more and more Americans calling for greater action on conservation, we need to build on our success and ensure that everyone has access to the great outdoors, including communities of color and disadvantaged communities. By doing so, we will not only help save our planet but help save ourselves and future generations.”