Shannon Heyck Williams

Shannon Heyck-Williams

Shannon Heyck-Williams serves as the National Wildlife Federation’s lead climate and energy policy advisor, directing and representing the organization’s strategic priorities at the federal level as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting renewable energy. She joined NWF in November of 2015, having worked for nearly eight years performing government relations for The Pew Charitable Trusts on projects pertaining to clean energy, agricultural use of antibiotics, and other environmental and public health issues. Heyck-Williams also served as a deputy global warming campaign director for the National Environmental Trust, a research fellow at the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, and a professional staff member focusing on climate change and air quality issues for former Chairman Jim Jeffords (I-VT) on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Increasing temperatures continue to impact the Rocky Mountain pika population (photo: Flickr - Daniele Colombo)

What the Federal Budget Means for Wildlife: Climate Change

The President’s budget proposal urges a dramatic reduction in funding to combat the threats of climate change. Vital programs that protect air quality, advance clean energy, and prepare for climate threats would …

Cutthroat Trout. Image: Flickr(CircumerroStock)

Stalled Tailpipe Standards Send both Innovation and Climate Protection to the Junkyard

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would cancel the next round of fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution improvements for cars and light trucks, stalling …

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