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NWF’s Larry Schweiger: BP “Report” Just More Spin

9/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

BP has issued the results of its self-evaluation in the April 20 Deepwater Horizon explosion. That disaster led to more than 200 million gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. As Mother Jones reports: While investigation into what […] Read more >

Breaking: New Oil Rig Explosion in Gulf of Mexico

9/2/2010 // By Miles Grant

There’s been another oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico: One person is missing after a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, about 80 miles south of Vermilion Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Rescue crews from New […] Read more >

NWF, NRDC Remind Attorney General to Count Gusher’s Oil AND Gas

8/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in pressing the federal government to hold BP & other parties fully accountable for the Gulf disaster. While attention has been focused on the oil spilled, NWF joined NRDC today in writing […] Read more >

Turtle Toll Tops a Thousand as Oil Disaster Impacts Multiply

8/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

Since the Gulf oil gusher was capped, wildlife impacts have actually gotten significantly worse. That seems counter-intuitive. But it’s exactly what wildlife officials are finding along the Gulf Coast: [W]ildlife officials are rounding up more oiled birds than ever as […] Read more >

As Oil Spills Spread, Big Oil Tries To Bully Senators

7/27/2010 // By Miles Grant

Unbelievable. Even after Senate Democrats postponed action on clean energy & climate legislation in favor of a much smaller package of BP oil disaster response measures, Big Oil says it’s still too much. In fact, American Petroleum Institute President & […] Read more >

“Please keep me anonymous”

7/14/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

This post was written by Amanda Moore, NWF’s Coastal Louisiana Organizer in New Orleans. I never get used to the “Please keep me anonymous,” sign-off on emails from my fisherman friend who, since the oil spill, works for BP 7 […] Read more >

Oil Disaster Update, Hill Heat & Big Oil’s All-Star: Watch NWF’s Climate Capsule

6/30/2010 // By Miles Grant

In this week’s National Wildlife Federation Climate Capsule: NWF’s Jaime Matyas visits the disaster zone in Louisiana As the mercury rises on Capitol Hill, pressure builds for a clean energy & climate bill A new Big Oil All-Star card — […] Read more >

If Birds Could Talk

6/25/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

Jaime Matyas is NWF’s Executive’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. She is in Louisiana this week with NWF’s on the ground team touring areas devastated by the oil spill. Here is the second report from her trip out on […] Read more >

Pensacola Beach: From Dolphins & White Sand to Oil-Soaked Disaster

6/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

After spending several days in Venice, La. last week with National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski, I drove to Pensacola, FL to meet up with NWF’s Steve Murchie. As I entered Pensacola Beach, I was greeted by this sign proudly […] Read more >

Sea Turtles Dying in BP “Burn Boxes” – First-Hand Account from Boat Captain

6/23/2010 // By Kristin Johnson

On June 17, the Los Angeles Times reported in “Death by fire in the gulf” that an effort to burn oil from the surface of the Gulf is also torching all kinds of sea life. Catherine Craig of the Sea […] Read more >