Miles Grant’s Archive

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

BP Reports Profit Gusher, Warns Gulf Oil Disaster Victims to Expect Rough Trial

BP has joined other oil giants in reporting staggeringly huge profits for 2011: BP returned to profit with a bang last year, posting net earnings of $23.9 billion on Tuesday, as …

NWF Cake 76th birthday

NWF Celebrates 76 Years of Protecting America’s Wildlife

Did you know today is the National Wildlife Federation’s 76th birthday? Here at NWF’s National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC, we’re celebrating with this cake courtesy of Elizabeth Wallace, our …

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters?

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The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t …

Australian black tip shark (Flickr's Paul Benjamin)

New Hybrid Shark a Sign of Climate Change Adaptation?

Are sharks smarter than some of our elected officials? While Congress may be ignoring climate change, there’s startling new evidencethat sharks are adapting to warming ocean waters: Scientists said on …

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The Top 10 Dumbest Things Congress Did in 2011 (And How You Can Get Smart)

How bad was 2011 for America’s wildlife, air, water, land and public health? After taking 191 anti-conservation votes, even the House of Representatives’ own members called it “the most anti-environment House …

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

New Report: 1 in 5 House GOP Votes Target Conservation Protections

From Theodore Roosevelt creating the National Parks System to Richard Nixon establishing the Environmental Protection Agency to George H.W. Bush signing a strengthened Clean Air Act, Republicans have a long …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Will House GOP Leadership Put Big Oil Donors Ahead of Economic Recovery?

At a time when our members of Congress should be working to find common ground on legislation to help America’s struggling economy, House Republican leadership is instead taking the payroll …

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

Crews Report Progress in Stopping Spill at Colorado Tar Sands Refinery

While they’re still working to pinpoint the source, workers have made progress in keeping an oil spill north of Denverfrom getting any worse: Federal officials say a trench dug to …

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

As Colorado Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue, Cancer-Causing Benzene Found

We’re learning more about an oily substance found in the Sand Creek north of Denver, CO. Investigators say it may have leaked from an underground pipeline: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency …

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