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

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 …

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Montana Mine Could be Death Sentence for Grizzlies

  |   May 25, 2012

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – April 27, 2012

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

New Report: Mine Waste is Poisoning Our Waters

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 …

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

“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 …

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

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 …

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

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- …

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Proposed Riders an Assault to Wildlife

With the holidays right around the corner, House Republican leaders are scrambling to fulfill the last-minute wish lists of their good friends, big polluters. Knowing that Congress must pass the …

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