Congress

Vernal pool. Photo courtesy of flickr user marymactavish

Buy California Wine, Kill an Endangered Species

This is part 2 of a blog about the recent farm bill debacle.  See part 1 here. And now, the story of a wealthy specialty crop lobby who publicly promote …

What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

After the Senate easily passed a Farm Bill earlier in June, many thought the House of Representatives had the votes in the bag to pass their own version. For 2 …

Weekly News Roundup- June 14, 2013

NWF’s Be Out There Movement Announces Partnership with FamilyFun Magazine June 13– National Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future, is pleased …

Senator Mark Udall

Sen. Udall Talks Wildlife and Climate with Coloradoans

Updated on Wed., June 5th. On Tuesday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a Town Hall forum with special guest, Colorado U.S. Senator Mark Udall. I led the forum for Coloradoans …

Weekly News Roundup- May 23, 2013

  |   May 23, 2013

  Bill to Force Keystone Approval a Giveaway to Oil Companies May 22– The U.S. House is set to vote this week on a bill by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) …

The endangered Whooping Crane is one of many iconic species at risk from tar sands development. (Photo: flickr.com/Naturesfan1226)

Keystone XL Loses Ground in Congress

The Keystone XL pipeline took a hit yesterday as support for the polluting megaproject dwindles on Capitol Hill.

Photo: Emma Cassidy/tarsandsaction

Congress Whacks the Keystone XL Piñata Again

Rep. Lee Terry has taken dirty energy politics to a new low with his bill to force construction of the tar sands megaproject. Find out how you can help.

A pair of bald eaglets in West Newbury, MA (MA Energy & Environmental Affairs on Flickr)

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

It's hard to ignore 50,000 protesters in your front yard -- and dozens of members of Congress paid attention (Photo: 350.org)

Congress Joins the Chorus of Boos Against Keystone XL

Momentum against the dirty project continues, as dozens of members of Congress urge the US State Department to fix its flawed analysis.

capitol hill

Senators Reach across the Aisle to Create Jobs and Reduce Emissions

In confidence that success inspires more of the same, let’s take a moment to celebrate a model of bipartisan leadership that we saw in the Senate yesterday morning when Senators …

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