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Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

1/28/2014 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good news because there’s a range of conservation issues on which […] Read more >

Vice President Joe Biden at the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball (photo by NWF's Avelino Maestas)

Inauguration Renews Hope for Secure Climate Future

1/21/2013 // By Miles Grant

President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address today, making a strong case for continued action to cut carbon pollution: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will […] Read more >

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Drilling Impacts on Public Lands Missing from Presidential Debate

10/18/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

A spirited exchange at this week’s Presidential debate centered around energy development on public lands, specifically oil and gas drilling.  Per usual, fact checkers immediately began investigating the claims by both Governor Romney and President Obama. What was completely lost in the discussion […] Read more >

My daughter and I fishing on Rock Creek

What Would Presidential Candidates Do To Protect America’s Public Lands?

10/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

Mitt Romney has launched Sportsmen for Romney, following Barack Obama’s Sportsmen for Obama effort. But will either campaign speak directly to the concerns of America’s outdoor enthusiasts? I called Land Tawney, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior manager for sportsmen leadership based in […] Read more >

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Tom Brokaw: Why Haven’t Presidential Debates Discussed Climate Change?

10/15/2012 // By Miles Grant

On Sunday’s edition of Meet the Press, former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw listed climate change among the topics that neither the first presidential debate nor the vice presidential debate delved into (skip to 27:49): MR. BROKAW: I think […] Read more >

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One Day Left: Ask the Candidates About Climate Change

10/9/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

The October 16 debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney will be a town hall forum, and you have the chance to choose the questions! Google is accepting questions from the public to use in the debates, but […] Read more >

First Presidential Debate (via University of Denver)

Will Presidential Debates Keep Ducking Conservation?

10/4/2012 // By Miles Grant

Despite over 160,000 people calling for climate change to be discussed at last night’s presidential debate, moderator Jim Lehrer never asked about climate change and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney didn’t bring it up. With three debates now left to […] Read more >

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before delivering the State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A Conservationist’s Preview to President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union

1/24/2012 // By Miles Grant

Will America invest in a clean economy that creates jobs, cuts pollution and protects public health, or continue our dependence on dirty fuels that threaten wildlife, weaken our energy security, and deliver massive profits for big polluters? Read more >

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The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

1/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t be able to sell the oil to China, or that […] 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 >