Congress

Oceanway Middle School on Earth Day with new outdoor classroom. Flickr photo by JAXPORT.

What the Election Means for Environmental Education Moving Forward

When the dust settled on November 6 and election-weary minds began to assess how their issues would fair in a second Obama Administration, the first feeling I emoted was relief. Over …

Top 10 Ways the “Fiscal Cliff” Will Harm Wildlife Refuges

Hanging over the celebrations of Thanksgiving this year is the threat of severe funding cuts from the fast approaching “Fiscal Cliff.” The National Wildlife Refuge System – the largest system …

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The Public Is Speaking: Action on Climate Change Now

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 …

The Energy Future is Now: Extend wind tax credits

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – November 9, 2012

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 …

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

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? …

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Voters Want Answers on Climate from President Obama and Governor Romney

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 …

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

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 …

Old barns might still be pretty, but old farm laws are not.  The Farm Bill has to keep moving forward to keep up with the times.  Photo credit: flickr, cwwycoff1

Congress Fails Farmers and Wildlife (Updated)

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 …

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Three Reasons Congress Should Set Partisan Politics Aside for Renewables

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 …

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