Mike Lynes

Director of Public Policy

Articles by Mike Lynes

CA’s Revised Budget Highlights Critical Need for a Climate Bond
Audublog

CA’s Revised Budget Highlights Critical Need for a Climate Bond

— Governor Newsom's May Revise proposed budget wrestles with cuts in important climate and conservation programs
Historic Win: Equitable Outdoor Access is Now Law in California
Policy

Historic Win: Equitable Outdoor Access is Now Law in California

— All Californians deserve to have access to nature.
We did it! Audubon Flocked Together for Virtual Advocacy Day 2022
Audublog

We did it! Audubon Flocked Together for Virtual Advocacy Day 2022

— This year is one for the books.
To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454
Audublog

To the surprise of exactly no one, Big Oil opposes Assembly Bill 454

— Not only is the Trump Administration moving to open up new offshore drilling, it also doesn't want oil companies to pay fines for killing birds in spills.
Audubon California supports Assembly Bills 398 and 617
Global Warming

Audubon California supports Assembly Bills 398 and 617

— With the Trump Administration completely abandoning any effort to address the climate change crisis, the State of California must lead on this vital issue to both birds and people.
Continuing the legislative push on climate change
Global Warming

Continuing the legislative push on climate change

— Key bills in 2017 would solidify global greenhouse gas reductions and protect communities from air pollution.
Before we talk about legalizing marijuana, let's get clear about habitat protection
Audublog

Before we talk about legalizing marijuana, let's get clear about habitat protection

— Any new legislation regarding the legalization of marijuana must not result in negative environmental impacts
Progress on climate bills in 2015 session, but clearly more work to do
Audublog

Progress on climate legislation, but lots more work to do

— The 2015 California legislative session landed some good wins for birds on climate, but setbacks on key bills means that we'll have to push harder than ever next year.