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A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

11/12/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the once thriving Pacific salmon that return every year to the […] Read more >

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

10/2/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the region warning of threats to the environment, wildlife and important […] Read more >

Stacks and transmission lines from the coal-based Mt. Storm Power Plant in West Virginia. NWF Photo by Avelino Maestas.

We Have a Climate Problem—and the U.S. EPA has a Solution!

9/20/2013 // By Felice Stadler

There’s good news today: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first ever carbon limits on new coal plants. And they are kicking off their formal process for getting public input on a second rule they will introduce this […] Read more >

The coal industry's latest plans put iconic species like steelhead in harm's way (photo: Nils Rinaldi)

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest—Get Ready for a Fight

6/11/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A fight has begun over the future of the Pacific Northwest’s air, water and wildlife protections. On one side: the coal industry, which stands to make millions in profits. On the other: fish, wildlife, and communities from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast and beyond. Read more >

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Story from a Salmon Fishing Addict

5/16/2012 // By Nic Callero

Portland, Oregon is most well known for its bikes and its brews, and now quite possibly the quirky show Portlandia. Occasionally lost in the limelight of nude bicyclists, triple IPA’s and feminist bookstores is our amazing Chinook Salmon fishing. How […] Read more >

This Coal-Train is no Jazz Saxophonist

9/23/2011 // By Patricia Tillmann

Coal is a dirty business. This was made abundantly clear to me just last week as I was enjoying the view from my living room window. I was startled to see a very long coal train winding its way north […] Read more >

Coal by-products not regulated by the CAA (photo via Seth Anderson, Flickr)

Challenging Coal Curricula That Keep Children in the Dark

5/12/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

A newly-released school lesson plan series on energy tells children about the advantages of coal-burning for electricity but offers our kids an industry-biased view and, sadly, omits some of the most critical parts of the story. UPDATE! On May 16, […] Read more >

Power Grab

Cheap Shot: Polluters Cry ‘Power Grab,’ Attack Crucial U.S. Conservation Rules

10/13/2010 // By Max Greenberg

The EPA is moving to regulate the carbon pollution that drives global warming. It’s about time, right? Read more >

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), via Flickr's TheNationalGuard

Big Oil’s Bond: Senator’s Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

10/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

Missouri is a leader in clean energy, so why would Sen. Kit Bond lead a late night attack on the Clean Air Act? One look at his last re-election campaign in 2004 makes clear where his allegiances lie. Read more >

Polluters Pour Millions Into November Elections

9/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Yesterday here at Wildlife Promise, we detailed how polluters have spent more than $200 million on lobbying already this year, trying to block any effort to limit global warming pollution. A reader wrote in to ask how much polluters are […] Read more >