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Presidential Veto Promise Another Step Towards Keystone Rejection

It’s been an important and game-changing week in the effort to keep climate disrupting tar sands in the ground. On Tuesday, December 6, the White House announced that President Obama would …

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Senate Says “No” to Keystone XL; Next up, President Obama

The Senate narrowly defeated a bill on November 18th that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. NWF applauded the Senators that stood up for wildlife, clean air, and healthy landscapes by …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

New Report: Tar Sands Oil Too Risky for the Great Lakes Region

A report issued by National Wildlife Federation, Minnesota Conservation Federation, and Prairie Rivers Network shows that industry plans to expand tar sands transport through the Great Lakes region pose too …

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5 Steps Toward Restoring the Gulf of Mexico

Nearly five years ago, BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, setting off a catastrophe that killed 11 men and sent more than four million barrels of oil deep into the …

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the …

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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota …

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Wild Bison’s Long-Awaited Homecoming Continues

Two decades of work to restore wild bison across landscapes they once dominated continues to pay off. The latest good news is that Fort Peck in northeast Montana is getting …

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A Mountain Lion’s Tinder Tale

When the mountain lion “P-22”  journeyed from his home in California’s Santa Monica Mountains in search of new territory, he somehow made it across two eight-lane freeways and landed in …

Transporting tar sands through Vermont would directly threaten the moose, fish and birds that rely on clean water to survive. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Marin Packer.

Scientists’ Report: Clean Power Plan Can Spur Wildlife-Friendly Renewable Energy

An important new study put forth by the Union of Concerned Scientists further confirms that the U.S. can do even more to speed the transition to clean energy and reduce …

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Newly Expanded Reserve Provides a Haven for Marine Wildlife

In a significant step forward for marine wildlife and our planet’s ocean ecosystems, President Obama last week authorized the expansion of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. The President’s …

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