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South Park is one of the areas affected by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management's policy of not offering oil and gas leases while a master leasing plan is being written. (c)Colorado Wildlife Federation/Suzanne O'Neill. 201

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

4/21/2014 // By Judith Kohler

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and gas leasing on public lands since the agency announced the […] Read more >

Pilots with EcoFlight, an advocacy and education nonprofit, get a bird's-eye view of flooded oil and gas fields on Colorado's eastern plains. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight.

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

9/19/2013 // By Judith Kohler

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  ”of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads and bridges across a broad swath of northeastern Colorado washed […] Read more >

Proponents of H.R. 2728 say federal fracking rules aren't needed if states have their own regulations. Photo: Judith Kohler

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

7/31/2013 // By Judith Kohler

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would bar the […] Read more >

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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – January 6, 2012

1/6/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Happy New Year everyone! For this week’s roundup, I want to highlight some of the amazing press coverage National Wildlife Federation has received over the past two weeks. I’ll be back with the regular format next week. Enjoy! Jan 6: […] Read more >

Mr. Polar Bear Goes to Washington

11/22/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

Washington, DC got a rare sight this week — Arctic wildlife walking through our nation’s capitol.  If you were stuck in construction traffic on Constitution Avenue you may have caught sight of an Arctic Tern, a sandpiper, and yes, even […] Read more >

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Ohioans Gather Tomorrow at Statehouse to Protect State Parks from Drilling

5/16/2011 // By NWF

Blog post was written by Tracy Sabetta, who leads the outreach to NWF supporters in Ohio. You can reach her at tsabetta@initiativeohio.com. Spring has finally arrived in Ohio! What a beautiful time to get outside again, work in the garden, […] Read more >

“Angered” NWF President Blasts Lax Drilling Oversight

5/26/2010 // By Miles Grant

Federal regulators weren’t concerned about the risk of a catastrophic blowout & spill at the Deepwater Horizon site, according to a report in the New Orleans Times-Picayune: BP estimated that in the worst case, a blowout at the well would […] Read more >

The Big Ooze

4/30/2010 // By Jeremy Symons

Today, the Big Ooze meets the Big Easy and its surrounding marshes and communities along the Gulf coast. The horrific tragedy unfolds before us in slow motion. Unfortunately, the worst for the Gulf Coast’s economy and wildlife is yet to […] Read more >

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Staying Away From Shore For Now

4/26/2010 // By Miles Grant

As the investigation continues into the oil rig blast that left 11 workers missing & presumed dead, crews are working to clean up the 42,000 gallons of oil per day spilling into the Gulf of Mexico: Officials determined through weather […] Read more >

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