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The Public Is Speaking: Action on Climate Change Now

11/15/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

New NWF post-election polling shows that the realignment of our politics around the issue of climate continues to gain steam.  Conducted by Zogby Analytics, the new polling shows that as more and more Americans see the impacts of climate-fueled extreme […] Read more >

The Energy Future is Now: Extend wind tax credits

11/14/2012 // By Judith Kohler

The election’s over. Billions of dollars have been spent on campaigns from coast to coast. And the pundits tell us, politically speaking, that we’re back where we were because the players and partisan makeup have barely changed. A glaring headline […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – November 9, 2012

11/9/2012 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Election Reaffirms Need For Bipartisan Cooperation On Conservation November 7-Voters re-elected President Obama and rewarded conservation-minded Congressional candidates last […] Read more >

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Election 2012 Results for Wildlife: New Opportunity for a Political Realignment

11/7/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

When the new Congress convenes in January, power will once again be divided between a Republican House and a Democratic President and Senate.  So what does it mean for wildlife? The conservation story of the 2012 election has yet to be […] Read more >

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Voters Want Answers on Climate from President Obama and Governor Romney

9/24/2012 // By Sue Brown

Undecided voters are not hearing what they want to hear from the candidates right now on climate change. A new poll by Yale University and George Mason University found that undecided voters are concerned about climate change and it could […] Read more >

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Congress Takes a Mulligan for Dirty Energy, Ignores Actually Useful Legislation

9/20/2012 // By Corey Shott

Congress is set to leave town and head home to campaign for the next six weeks, and instead of working on unfinished business for the American people, the leadership of the House of Representatives is using its final work hours […] Read more >

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Congress Fails Farmers and Wildlife (Updated)

9/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

The 2012 Farm Bill, or lack thereof, has been ubiquitous in news media over the last few months. Opinions and perspectives on the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill are diverse and complicated; that isn’t surprising, considering that this […] Read more >

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Three Reasons Congress Should Set Partisan Politics Aside for Renewables

9/17/2012 // By Dave Dittloff

If you’ve watched just a little television in the last couple of weeks, you’ve undoubtedly been exposed to the super partisan rhetoric of this campaign season. This fixation with making the other party look like out-of-touch, self-serving simpletons isn’t relegated […] Read more >

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Wacky Weather and Wildlife—Staring Climate Change in the Face

9/10/2012 // By Doug Inkley

In the words of President Obama, “More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They’re a threat to our children’s future.” Indeed, it is not a joke that driven by this summer’s drought in the U.S. and Eastern […] Read more >

Protecting Clean Water Helps Our Economy

8/27/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Congressman Tim Bishop (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment. In times of economic hardship, politicians who prioritize special interests over environmental protections are quick to overstate costs while understating the […] Read more >