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Kolton serves as National Wildlife Federation's Vice President of National Advocacy, managing its Washington, DC office of more than 30 conservation policy experts, advocates, attorneys and organizers.
Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by

New Wilderness Act Can Safeguard Arctic Habitat

12/2/2015 // By Adam Kolton

Today Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation seeking to permanently protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge coastal plain as Wilderness, the highest form of protection that can be afforded federal public land. Fittingly, their bill has …

caribou on the Arctic Coastal Plain

Renewed Arctic Refuge Drilling Push By Alaska Governor

10/15/2015 // By Adam Kolton

NWF Seeks Permanent Protection for Imperiled Coastal Plain As we continue to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, the pristine wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the subject of our newest report), is under threat from onshore oil and gas development. …

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), named a Big Oil All-Star by NWF

Scary Idea: BP Apologist Calling Shots on Energy & Climate

10/16/2010 // By Adam Kolton

Could infamous BP apologist Rep. Joe Barton become chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee?

Top Spy Says Why Arctic is not Worth the Try

9/2/2005 // By Adam Kolton

The hawkish former CIA Director James Woolsey may not fit the mold of your stereotypical environmentalist. But he’s come out against Arctic drilling, arguing as other national security advocates have, that it would only exacerbate our dependence on a resource …

Oily Math

8/30/2005 // By Adam Kolton

Drilling backers claim that deciding the fate of the Arctic Refuge as part of the massive federal budget bill is appropriate, in part, because leasing the area will generate new revenue for the treasury – which is what budget bills …

Let’s Win This One for the Gipper

8/28/2005 // By Adam Kolton

I was heartened by a report in Wednesday’s Toronto Globe and Mail that Canada’s Prime Minister Paul Martin won’t sit idly by and wait for the U.S. Congress to pass legislation to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. …

Camping with Congressman

8/23/2005 // By Adam Kolton

I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on several occasions, the first of which was a trip with several members of Congress in 1998. To their credit, these Representatives opted for a tour of the Refuge …

Poor-k Excuse

8/19/2005 // By Adam Kolton

When you work “inside the beltway,” as I do, politicians and their staff members sometimes tell you things they wouldn’t dare say to their constituents or the media. Mainly I hear lots of reasons — or more accurately excuses — …

Doesn’t Arctic Drilling Belong in the Energy Bill?

8/1/2005 // By Adam Kolton

Congress at long last cranked out an energy bill last month — one that took six years to make. But it leaves out way too much — such as measures sought by conservationists on global warming, renewable energy and fuel …