In Episode 115 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses several ballot initiatives—three in particular—being mulled by voters this November AND a letter from Congressman Lance Gooden (R-TX)’s urging EPA to be aware of potential Chinese and Russian meddling through “green groups” propped up by the Sea Change Foundation.

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The three ballot initiatives include: 

Utah’s Amendment E: The right to hunt and right amendment + history behind these amendments

Nevada Question 6: “Question 6 (2020) would add language to the Nevada Constitution requiring the state’s (RPS)) to increase to 50 percent by 2030. An RPS is a mandate that electric utilities acquire a minimum amount of electricity from renewable energy sources. The constitutional amendment would increase the RPS to 50 percent by 2030. The amendment would also define renewable energy to include sources such as solar, geothermal, wind, biomass, and hydroelectric.”

Michigan Proposal 1: “A proposed constitutional amendment to allow money from oil and gas mining on state-owned lands to continue to be collected in state funds for land protection and creation and maintenance of parks, nature areas, and public recreation facilities; and to describe how money in those state funds can be spent.”

Use of State and Local Park Funds Amendment, which has support from sportsmen’s groups like the Congressional Sportsmen Foundation

FARA + Sea Change Foundation 

Rep. Lance Gooden’s Letter + EPA Wheeler’s response

Washington Times article on the development

Newsweek, 2017: Putin, Russia trying to discredit fracking in USA

Sea Change Foundation support for Sierra Club, NRDC + Environmental groups backed by Russian, anti-fracking groups

Image by Terry McGraw from Pixabay


  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at