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Businesses Making a Difference for Wildlife

12/14/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Last week, Limited Brands, the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, announced that they will stop using paper from endangered Boreal forests and they will also increase the amount of recycled paper used in the 1 million catalogs they mail each […] Read more >

Valle Vidal Victory

11/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

The Valle Vidal, a 101,794-acre area that has been dubbed “New Mexico’s Yellowstone,” is now off-limits to oil and gas drilling thanks to the U.S. Congress. Big win for wildlife… Senate OKs Valle Vidal protection By ANDY LENDERMAN, The New […] Read more >

Vote “Wild” This Election Day

10/30/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

If bears could vote, what kind of candidate would they cast their ballots for? This goofy flash video created back in 2000 landed in my inbox the other day to answer just that question. But how many people vote for […] Read more >

Grassroots or Astroturf?

8/7/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Warning. A public relations firm hired four months ago by the Alaska State Legislature–see story here–could be coming soon to a media outlet near you. Pac/West Communications set up a smoke-and-mirrors group called “Americans for American Energy.” Already, this “grass […] Read more >

Senate Passes Offshore Drilling Bill

8/7/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) must be holding his breath right now. He recently broke ranks and voted for a bill to open up 8.3 million acres in Florida’s side of the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas drilling. He […] Read more >

Energy Freedom, Strings Attached

8/6/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Ahhhhh, what’s an energy bill without a good name? The “American-Made Energy Freedom Act” was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.). It’s purpose? “To establish the American-Made Energy Trust Fund, to increase the […] Read more >

The “Inconvenient Truth” Comes Out

5/24/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Forget X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns. For me, the must-see movie of the summer is An Inconvenient Truth, opening in select theaters today and across the country in the coming weeks. The eye-opening film is a movie-fied version […] Read more >

Offshore Drilling Debate Heats Up,Global Warming Put on the Back Burner

5/19/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

Chalk up a few victories yesterday in the U.S. House. Your representatives voted on a number of conservation-themed amendments as a part of the Department of Interior spending bill. One of these amendments that passed sent a strong message to […] Read more >

What Do You See?

4/1/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

If you could look into a crystal ball and see the future of energy production in America, what do you think you would see? When you look five years…20 years…50 years ahead, what will America be doing differently? What do […] Read more >

March Madness

3/17/2006 // By Kristin Johnson

That’s the only way to describe what’s happening in Washington right now when it comes to the Arctic Refuge. Who’s playing? Led by team captain Ted Stevens, a veteran player out of the University of Pork-Barrel Politics, the Beltway “Oilers” […] Read more >