Congress

Point Arena-Stornetta along California's Mendocino coastline has been added to the California Coastal National Monument. Flickr photo by BLM California.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

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Weekly News Roundup: Whitfield Bill Prioritizes Polluters Over Wildlife and More News

The Final Countdown The proposed Keystone XL pipeline could significantly harm America’s treasured wildlife and wildlands. Join NWF in calling on President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject Keystone XL. The decision …

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

Snowy Owls, Farm Bill in the Weekly News Roundup–February 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex Brings Rare Snowy Owl Sightings No, it’s not Hedwig carrying your long awaited acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but recent rare sightings of snowy owls have inspired many …

A cub in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Steve McMorran.

Congress’s Week-Long War on Wildlife

The House of Representatives may only be a month in to the new Congressional session, but they’ve wasted no time in mounting a week-long attack on wildlife and wild lands.  …

A ruddy duck in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant John Gerlach.

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

The 2014 Farm Bill is closer than ever to becoming law; yesterday, House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders agreed on a final version of the farm bill that is a …

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Congress Holds the Fate of Your Rivers, Coasts and Wetlands in Their Hands!

At this very moment members of Congress are in the process of finalizing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), a bill which authorizes the study and construction of new water …

Eclipse over the Continental Divide in Colorado. NWF staff photo by Ann Morgan.

A New Year’s Resolution for Congress: Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

With all the end-of-year news stories, one of the most consistent headlines goes something like this: “113th Congress on pace to be least productive ever.”  However, the New Year is a …

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Weekly News Roundup: December 20, 2013

What’s happening at National Wildlife Federation this week? Naughty or Nice? Will Congress help wildlife with a Sodsaver provision in the farm bill? Eco-Schools Goes the Extra Mile. Ten NYC …

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Members of Congress Take First Step to Protect Wildlife from Oil Spills

Over 4,000 citizens nationwide have united to pressure our Great Lakes Senators to protect our waters from oil spills! After having a flood of concerned constituents reach out to their …

This Upland Sandpiper wants to know, why won't Congress put a national Sodsaver provision in the Farm Bill? Photo: Stephen Rossiter

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members …

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