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As Americans Head for Lakes and Beaches, Congress Attacks Clean Water Act Protections

6/6/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As summer begins, I wonder if Americans realize how much they owe to the 1972 Clean Water Act for the clean water and healthy waterbodies they cherish. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which is […] Read more >

Shane Rucker: Wisconsin Natural Resources

Hardrock Mining–Baggage in Hand–Arrives in the Great Lakes

5/29/2012 // By Tony Turrini

Fueled by high metals prices, the nation’s hardrock mining boom has swept into the Great Lakes.  In a region with almost no history of hardrock or “sulfide” mining, there is now extensive exploration, a score of proposed developments, and one […] Read more >

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Montana Mine Could be Death Sentence for Grizzlies

5/25/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

The Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwest Montana is one of the wildest places on earth, and the only protected land in the 2.3 million acre Kootenai National Forest. Here, one of North America’s most endangered grizzly bear populationsmoves across a […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – April 27, 2012

4/27/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Senate Agriculture Committee Improves Farm Bill, but More Work Needed April 26 – The National Wildlife Federation commends Senate […] Read more >

Women and the Environment, Celebrating Women’s History Month with EPA Administrator Jackson

3/26/2012 // By Kristy Jones

On Monday, March 26, Jaime Matyas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National Wildlife Federation and I, Senior Manager of Campus Ecology at National Wildlife Federation, had the pleasure of attending a briefing at the White House on […] Read more >

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

2/28/2012 // By John Kostyack

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial was set to begin this week, but it was postponed […] Read more >

Grizzlies in Bristol Bay, Alaska and in Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in Montana are at risk from proposed mining projects. Photo: USFWS.

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

2/28/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

An eye-opening new report from our friends at Earthworks and MiningWatch Canada catalogues the wide range of damage to ecosystems, wildlife and human health caused by hardrock mining and identifies the world’s bodies of water in greatest jeopardy from toxic […] Read more >

River otter by Flickr's ArcheiaMuriel

World Wetlands Day: How About A Little Respect for the Waters We Depend On?

2/2/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone? They pave paradise and put up a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell first sang this lament in 1970 – at the dawn of the environmental […] Read more >

California Sea Otter

It’s Time to Renew America’s Commitment to Clean Water

1/11/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Our nation’s investment in clean water began forty years ago with the 1972 Clean Water Act – a bi-partisan congressional commitment to end the flagrant pollution of rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Republicans and Democrats alike recognized that to clean […] Read more >

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

1/9/2012 // By Nic Callero

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- shocking. The EPA reports that Alaska mining operations account for […] Read more >