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Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

3/14/2013 // By Beth Wallace

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. This is according to an industry backed study conducted in […] Read more >

Flooded wetlands in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge after Hurricane Sandy (Flickr / US FWS)

Does the Paul Ryan Budget Safeguard Americans?

3/12/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

This morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his budget plan for fiscal year 2014.  Like previous Ryan budgets, the National Wildlife Federation has serious concerns about the effect this fiscal path will have on public health, ecosystems, and […] Read more >

An offshore wind turbine in the Thames Estuary, U.K. Flickr photo by Phil Hollman

Offshore Wind Bill Returns, Thanks to Bipartisan Collaboration

3/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

It takes a strong and innovative leader to look into a tangled web of challenges and see where intersections offer opportunity.  The National Wildlife Federation congratulates Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and […] Read more >

Don’t Let National Parks Become A Casualty of Budget Battles

2/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

Since the Budget Control Act was passed in August, 2011—and we all had to start pretending we know what “sequester” means—NWF and our friends in the conservation community have known that sequestration will be devastating for America’s wildlife and treasured […] Read more >

77% of Americans: Don’t Cut Environmental Spending

2/22/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

If “sequestration,” the series of automatic budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011, goes into effect as scheduled on March 1, it will have a disastrous impact on our wildlife and ecosystems. Crucial funding for conservation — including […] Read more >

Lest we forget floods, another potential result from changing weather patterns due to climate change.  Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Drought, Fire and Freeze: Lawmakers Consider Impacts of Extreme Weather on Agriculture

2/15/2013 // By Lara Bryant

The votes are in and the winner for Most Arresting Title for a Senate Committee Hearing goes to the Agriculture Committee for yesterday’s hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers.” But seriously folks, I […] Read more >

A Great Week for Momentum on Climate

2/15/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

We all know that climate change is the single largest threat facing wildlife.  And it’s getting worse: the 12 hottest years on record have all occurred in the last 15, extreme weather events are on the rise, and the disastrous  […] Read more >

Draft National Climate Assessment: Time to Weigh In On Climate Change

2/8/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

I know a lot of folks don’t need a report to tell them that climate change is happening now. Especially since 2012 was the hottest year ever recorded, the arctic sea ice extent set a new record low in recorded […] Read more >

Gray wolves (Flickr/Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary)

What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Wildlife

1/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

The short answer is, we’ll find out in March. First, the good news: The deal includes an extension through the end of 2013 for both the production tax credit (PTC) for onshore wind energy and the investment tax credit (ITC) for […] Read more >

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The Fiscal Cliff and Ohio

12/19/2012 // By Avelino Maestas

If you’ve been reading Wildlife Promise lately, you know that the impending fiscal cliff—which includes “sequestration,” a series of automatic budget cuts that will kick in starting in January unless Congress acts—could be pretty awful for wildlife (and people, too). These cuts […] Read more >