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Kendall Mackey was the program coordinator for NWF’s Climate and Energy team working to stop dirty fuel expansion and encourage renewable energy all over the country. Raised in Kansas, she became interested in the outdoors and environmental education while studying in South America with the Traveling School and backpacking through the Rocky Mountains with the High Mountain Institute. Since then, she has committed her studies and work to environmental issues. She enjoys hiking, biking, climbing and all things outdoors!
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President Obama Golfs With Oil Execs During Weekend of Climate Rally

2/21/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

When it Comes to Climate, Wildlife Supporters Advocate for Birdies NOT Bogeys This past weekend, something remarkable happened — more than 35,000 people came to Washington D.C. from all over the country to make sure President Obama heard our message: […] Read more >

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Wildlife Supporters Join Historic Rally Against Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

2/19/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, the National Wildlife Federation and our supporters took part in the largest climate rally in history. And that’s exactly what it felt like: being a part of history. Over 35,000 people came out in the blistering cold to […] Read more >

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

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A Changing Climate and Keystone XL — Yes They’re Connected

1/31/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

Are you familiar with tar sands oil? It’s the black sheep of the oil family. It’s extremely difficult to get out of the ground (using three times as much water as extraction of crude), it produces lake sized reservoirs of toxic […] Read more >

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Investors Demand Environmental Improvements from Tar Sands Industry

10/23/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Tar sands is a risky business—it is one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet. Just this week, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets called on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental risks associated with […] Read more >

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Tired of Polluter TV Spots? There’s an App for That

9/20/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

If you live in a political swing state, you’ve probably noticed the barrage of political ads being sponsored by oil, gas, and coal companies. Wealthy polluters are pouring unprecedented millions into advertisements in an effort to influence this election. Ordinary […] Read more >

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NWF Says New Keystone XL Map Revisits Old Problems

9/5/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has submitted its official route through the state of Nebraska–but still managed to dodge its responsibilities to people and wildlife.  This controversial portion of the project originally went through the Nebraska Sandhills, over […] Read more >

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Keystone XL: Don’t Ignore Climate Change 400k Americans Tell Feds

8/3/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

The U.S. State Department has received a second application from TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline, or as I like to refer to it—the zombie pipeline. The Obama administration has already given the green light to the southern segment […] Read more >

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TransCanada Reapplies for Round 2 of Keystone XL Fight

5/7/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Keystone XL, the “zombie pipeline,” is officially back from the grave. TransCanada, the corporation behind the massive tar sands project, reapplied on Friday for a Presidential Permit to begin construction. The pipeline would carry up to 900,000 barrels a day […] Read more >

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My Run in With a Mountain Lion

4/24/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Working at NWF allows me to work on issues that affect our daily lives–like mercury and carbon pollution, but also issues that will shape future generations and their connection with nature–like preventing the expansion of dirty fuels such as tar […] Read more >