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A threatened Red Legged Frog, whose habitat was saved by NEPA review. Flickr photo by Robert Fletcher

Congress Considering Taking Public Out of Review Process for Water Projects

2/21/2014 // By Daniel Hubbell

More than 40 years ago, America began to lay the groundwork for one of the pieces of environmental legislation we rely on today. It was born in part out of an era of big projects by the federal government. Interstates […] Read more >

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Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!

1/10/2014 // By Robyn Fischer

At this very moment members of Congress are in the process of finalizing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill which authorizes the study and construction of new water projects, and makes policy changes to the way the U.S. […] Read more >

The American White Pelican is huge – it has a nine-foot wingspan, measures over five feet in length, and weighs about 16.4 pounds. Image: mikebaird/Flickr

White House Continues to Shortchange Wetlands & Streams

5/14/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

This May marks the annual American Wetlands Month – a time each year to remember the importance of wetlands for storm and flood protection, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat. It’s a time to revive wetland conservation efforts across the […] Read more >

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Will Senate Water Down Environmental Protections While the Midwest Floods?

4/30/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

After the Midwest experienced drought during the past several months  and now the April showers are bringing May floods. Last week the Mississippi River crested five and a half feet above the flood stage in St. Louis, MO and will […] Read more >

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Black Bears and Wetlands and the Water Resources Development Act…Oh, My!

4/5/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Bears are made of the same dust as we, and breathe the same winds and drink of the same waters. – John Muir The Louisiana black bear is a threatened subspecies of the American black bear, and is found in […] Read more >

Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Five Ways the Water Resources Development Act Harms Wildlife

4/4/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

We all know that water resources projects have a huge impact on wildlife and habitats.  And when they go wrong, they go really wrong: as the Army Corps drained the Everglades (per the direction of Congress) to make room for […] Read more >

White ibises in the Turner River, in the Florida Everglades. Flickr photo by Chauncey Davis.

Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act

4/3/2013 // By Robyn Fischer

Two weeks ago the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), which is the main vehicle for authorizing billions of dollars worth of water projects to be studied, planned, and constructed by […] Read more >

The endangered interior least tern is found along the Mississippi River in the New Madrid Floodway. (USFWS Endangered Species/Flickr)

Stop the New Madrid Levee to Protect Mississippi River Wildlife!

2/6/2013 // By Glenn Watkins

Meet the endangered interior least tern. These quirky, darting birds migrate from North America to Central and South America, and rely on areas along the Missouri, Ohio, Red, Rio Grande, and Mississippi river systems for breeding habitat. One particular spot […] Read more >

Alligator in Louisiana's Honey Island Swamp

Will Alligators Return to the Central Wetlands?

10/8/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

49K activists from across the country have made restoration a real possibility.  New Orleans’ Central Wetlands were once a flourishing cypress swamp, home to a dizzying array of fish and wildlife, including alligators and hundreds of species of migrating birds. […] 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 >