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Guest Post: Pennsylvanians Don’t Have a Friend in Senator Toomey

3/7/2012 // By NWF

Ed Perry is an aquatic biologist who retired in 2002 after a 30-year career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, where he supervised the section responsible for protecting streams and wetlands. Since 2007, has traveled across Pennsylvania as an …

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Protecting Polar Bears for Kay’s Future

3/5/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The hand-written letter was from an 8-year-old 2nd grader. I’ll call her Kay. She told me that she saw my YouTube video about the problems global warming is causing for polar bears. She was “angry” and “sad” and said that she knew to …

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Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

2/27/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and with Leap Day upon us the plight of this endangered amphibian has been …

NWF at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Show in MA

2/24/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Yesterday we set up the National Wildlife Federation booth and got started at the Springfield Sportsmen’s Expo in Springfield MA. Our booth looked great, special thanks to our friends (Jim!) at the Gun Owner’s Action League, who had an extra table …

Coal Plant. Photo from usgs.gov

Inhofe Seeks to Throw Mercury Protections Overboard

2/21/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Late last week, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) introduced S.J. Res. 37 – a congressional resolution seeking to disapprove and throw out the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new air pollution standards that limit mercury and air toxics from power plant smokestacks. …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Big Polluters Continue Their Hold on Congress

2/2/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

The polluter stranglehold on the House of Representatives continued today. Three members of the Republican Congressional leadership sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget requesting that the White House stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from issuing new (and …

Heartfelt Testimonies Make the Difference at Philadelphia Hearing

1/24/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Last week, I traveled to Philadelphia to testify at my first public hearing.  Upon my arrival, I immediately began to second guess myself and question my earlier enthusiasm at the opportunity to speak publically as a representative of the National …

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?

2011 Review: House of Representatives, Polluter Lobbying, and More Air Pollution

1/17/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Today, the House of Representatives returns with a 13% approval rating to start the 2012 legislative session. Before the gavel lands and the bills start flying, it is worth looking back at how the House dealt with the Clean Air …

Oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana. (Courtesy of Planetware.com)

NWF Helps Deliver 2011 Victories for Clean Air

1/13/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Thanks to NWF and other organizations’ persistent advocacy, EPA is putting the brakes on toxic air pollution and curbing greenhouse gas emissions. NWF has been a leader in finding ways to address the climate crisis. While a comprehensive climate plan …

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