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Weekly News Roundup – February 8, 2013

2/8/2013 // 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: NWF Interior Nominee a Strong Voice for America’s Great Outdoors February 06-President Barack Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, chief …

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with Energy?

2/7/2013 // By Bentley Johnson

  On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Sally Jewell, CEO for the outdoor outfitter REI, as successor to Ken Salazar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Conservation groups, senators and Western energy producers alike praised the selection …

(Photo by J. D. Ebberly/Flickr)

East Coast Dolphins Would Get Sonic Migraine from Proposed Drilling

4/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) took another step toward green lighting geological surveys for oil and gas drilling in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean. With all the political backslapping over expanded drilling, few brought up that the excesses …

Secretaries Duncan and Salazar Team Up for Outdoor STEM Education on Public Lands

3/27/2012 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Earlier this month I had the honor of participating in the White House Conference on Conservation, where leaders from all 50 states convened for an update on and discussion about the Obama Administration’s America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) initiative. AGO is an …

Protecting the “Incredible Bounty We’ve Been Blessed With”

3/6/2012 // By Mekell Mikell

Recently, tribal leaders, landowners, hunters, anglers, conservationists, business owners and government leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. for the White House Conservation Conference. Tourism and outdoor recreation, coastal conservation, river restoration and hunting and fishing were important topics of discussion, as …

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NWF’s Own Na’Taki Osborne Jelks Appointed to “21CSC” Federal Advisory Committee to Get Youth Outdoors

12/16/2011 // By Patrick Fitzgerald

Recently Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC) Advisory Committee.  The 21CSC is an entity called for in President Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Report. This was big news in its …

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar helps volunteers clean up oil damage to beach at Gulf Islands National Seashore (photo: Tami A. Heilmann-DOI)

Senator Takes Ball, Goes Home

5/25/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama’s top oil regulator won’t get a raise until he puts more drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, at least if Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has his way. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, was scheduled for a …

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Who Wants Clean Water, Anyway?

2/14/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” Pollution isn’t a …

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Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

2/12/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” The nation’s budget …

Wildlife CSI: The Feds Investigating the “Aflockalypse” Blackbird Deaths.

1/8/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

In the face of all the recent bird and fish kills in the U.S. and abroad, we thought it might be interesting to learn more about the federal office that investigates bird, fish and other wildlife kills in the United …

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