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Jeremy Symons was the Senior Vice President of the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation and Education programs. For three consecutive years, "The Hill" newspaper has recognized Jeremy as one of the nation's most effective conservation advocates in Congress.
Bald eagle, Homer, Alaska

Election 2012 Results for Wildlife: New Opportunity for a Political Realignment

11/7/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate.  So what does it mean for wildlife? The conservation story of the 2012 election has yet to be […] Read more >

NASA GOES image of Sandy's approach to the Eastern U.S. seaboard.

Sandy: Send the Bill to ExxonMobil

10/30/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

The heroic efforts of people coming together to assist each other in the face of Hurricane Sandy give me great hope for how we work together to overcome adversity.  If we look at this storm and all the increasing toll of […] Read more >

Bearded Seal

Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

What Is Causing the Climate to Unravel?

7/3/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

Answer: One Trillion Tons of Carbon Pollution 40,000 heat records have already been broken this year across the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the signs of an unbalanced climate system have been […] Read more >

Tailings pond north of Syncrude processing facility and upgrader (Courtesy of the Pembina Institute)

“Secret” Report Reveals Cover-Up of Wildlife, Health Threats from Canada’s Tar Sands

12/23/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

A Canadian government report labeled “secret”and withheld from public view outlines the extreme risk that oil development of the vast tar sands fields in Alberta poses to people and wildlife. The presentation was obtained and released by Postmedia News, owner of […] Read more >

Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/16/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

12/22 Update:  Press reports indicate this afternoon that the House GOP will blink on the payroll tax bill and sign off on the version passed by a bi-partisan margin in the Senate.  Of course, we have heard this before, so no […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Political Theater Becomes a Messy Political Spectacle

3/31/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

It must have sounded like a reasonable idea when polluters first pressed the newly elected Congress to come to their aid. Read more >

Pennsylvanians Protest Rep. Thompson's Anti-Environmental Votes

Public Backlash Intensifies Against Polluter Bailout Bill

2/27/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Oil companies and other polluters have once again convinced a new crop of political leaders to take a crowbar to the nation’s environmental laws and try to wedge open a few new loopholes. It first happened in 1995.  Congress’ attack on the […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Earmarks Give Way to Oilmarks in GOP Spending Bill

2/20/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

White House Remains Silent on Clean Air, Clean Water Attacks The new GOP majority in Congress promised to reduce the deficit, but failed to mention they would give polluters free reign to replace Pork Barrel spending with Oil Barrel favors.  In a week-long marathon […] Read more >

Children playing in the outdoors

Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

2/12/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” The nation’s budget […] Read more >

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