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The King and the President meet in 1970.  Months before, Mr. Nixon signed the bipartisan National Environmental Policy Act into law.  For decades it's helped save important and special places, including hallowed ground for Elvis fans.  Image from archives.gov.

Congress’ Latest Attack on the Environment Ensnares Elvis

6/24/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

  Last year, Congress voted 191 times against the environment.  This year isn’t likely to be any better. It wasn’t always like that.  Since 1970, we’ve had a bipartisan law that requires federal agencies to conduct comprehensive assessments of the […] Read more >

Support Energy Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

6/18/2012 // By Lara Bryant

Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and several cosponsors introduced a bill in the House that would provide considerable support for renewable energy in the 2012 Farm Bill. The Rural Energy Investment Act, which is cosponsored by 16 other members, would […] Read more >

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), via Flickr's Gage Skidmore

Inhofe’s Desperate Attack: Senator Stoops to Fighting Dirty Against Clean Air

6/16/2012 // By Miles Grant

If it’s so obviously a bad idea to limit mercury pollution under the Clean Air Act, why does Sen. Jim Inhofe have to go so low as to misrepresent National Wildlife Federation testimony to attack it? Is this how desperate […] Read more >

Keep America's waters clean for our children's future (Photo by Graham Crumb/Flickr)

As Americans Head for Lakes and Beaches, Congress Attacks Clean Water Act Protections

6/6/2012 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

As summer begins, I wonder if Americans realize how much they owe to the 1972 Clean Water Act for the clean water and healthy waterbodies they cherish. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, which is […] Read more >

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

VIDEO: Poisoning Wolves to Pad Big Oil’s Profits

5/16/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

A powerful new video, titled ‘Cry Wolf: An Enethical Oil Story’ from our friends at DeSmogBlog, documents the senseless and cruel killing of wolves in Canada in order to conceal the impacts of booming oil and gas development on woodland […] Read more >

Windmill in Roscoe, Texas. Source: Flickr (jcwade)

Fund the Solution, Not the Problem

5/11/2012 // By Corey Shott

This week a couple of Members of Congress have thrown their ideas on budget cutting into the mix by proposing legislation to end all subsidies to fossil fuel industries.  Led by Congressman Keith Ellison (MN) and Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), […] Read more >

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Infographic: Keystone XL – Big Oil’s Poison Pill

5/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

More than two full years into the fight against Keystone XL, the stakes are as high as ever. Check out these quick hits for more info on what the dangerous pipeline means for people and wildlife. Read more >

Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee (NWF photo)

How Climate Change is Jolting Our Electric Grid: Live Blogging Today’s Senate Hearing

4/26/2012 // By Miles Grant

This hearing is one of the only ones related to climate change that Congress has held this year, so in that sense, it’s an important chance to talk about global warming, a major threat to America but one that Congress refuses to address. Read more >

Dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers

Two Years Later, Dolphins Dying at Unprecedented Rates

4/20/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Today marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and ultimately sending more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since the start of the spill, more than 500 dolphins have […] Read more >

Senator Tom Carter with NWF's Brenda Archambo

Outdoors-women Tells U.S. Senate to Fight Smokestack Pollution

4/20/2012 // By Brenda Archambo

As a life-long outdoors-woman and outreach consultant for NWF, I was thrilled to be invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works sub-committee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety on April 17, 2012. My testimony […] Read more >