Clean Air Act

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

UPDATED Clean Air Under Attack (Again) this Week In Congress

Update: On September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act, by a vote of 249-216. It must still pass the U.S. Senate before it reaches President Obama, …

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Obama Delaying Action on Carbon Pollution: Quite Damaging

Power plants are the nation’s single largest source of climate change causing air pollution pumping roughly 2.4B tons of carbon dioxide into the air each year.  Setting standards to limit …

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

No More Delays on Climate Action, Enviro CEOs tell White House

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was delaying release of  proposed new standards to rein in global warming pollution from new and existing power plants, …

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Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic …

U.S. House to Push Pro-Polluter Agenda in Fall

The U.S. House of Representatives will return to Washington after their summer vacation Labor Day weekend intent on dirtying the air and impairing the health of millions of Americans, just …

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Code Orange: Sensitive Groups Should Stay Indoors!

In December, I became a father of a beautiful, now 8-month old boy named August.  We call him “Gus.” As someone whose full-time job at the National Wildlife Federation is …

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Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part One: Polar Bears

Polar bears may be Arctic icons, but even their animal rock-star status can’t always sway Congress to protect wildlife. Global warming is melting habitat the big white bears depend on …

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Is There a Concerted Effort in Congress to Wipe Out Environmental Education Funding?

At first glance it seemed to me that environmental education spending cuts in Congress must be symptomatic of the broader trend to reduce federal spending in light of our nation’s …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any …

Algae bloom. Flickr photo by heathzib.

Climate Change Makes Us Sick – Literally

Julie Mida Hinderer, a graduate of the Aquatic Sciences master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, is a research assistant at NWF’s Great Lakes …

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