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Oil Execs Continue to Defend Billions in Tax Breaks

5/13/2011 // By Corey Shott

As record high gas prices batter consumers and anger voters, Senators on the Finance Committee hauled Big Oil’s top five executives to the Capitol for a hearing on proposals that might just lead to an end to wasteful taxpayer subsidies […] Read more >

Everyone Wants Clean Air, Especially Latinos

4/4/2011 // By Miguel Mejia

It’s no mystery that clean air is good for all – who honestly wants more mercury, smog, arsenic, and other nasty toxics and metals invading their communities and wreaking havoc on their health? Is there such a thing as too much clean […] Read more >

Make Solar Energy Wildlife Friendly!

4/1/2011 // By Helen Chmura

I’m a big believer in renewable energy and reducing pollution that leads to climate change, but I’m also a big believer in protecting wildlife habitat.  So, what’s a person to think when the goals of renewable energy development and protecting […] Read more >

TODAY – Clean Air Act Showdown in Senate – Take action

3/30/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on a series of polluter-backed amendments to the Clean Air Act. While the details differ, all these amendments have one thing in common – they aim to block or eliminate parts of the […] Read more >

Why Doesn’t the United States Have an Energy Policy To Create Jobs and Protect the Environment?

3/8/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

 By Larry J. Schweiger  I hope you will join me at National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary Gala on April 13 in Washington D.C.  We’ll honor Robert Redford and the many other conservation heroes who have helped protect wildlife.  Here is […] Read more >

Valerie the "O" in Monument Valley

In Pursuit of Passion: A Love of Cars and Nature=Chevy Volt

3/1/2011 // By Jaime Matyas

Interview with Valerie Zelko, the third post in my series on passion. Read more >

Green Jobs Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

2/24/2011 // By Jen Fournelle

The Department of Labor has announced the Green Jobs Innovation Fund competition to support opportunities in green industry sectors and occupations.  President Obama has called on the United States to have “the best educated, most competitive workforce in the world,” […] Read more >

Time To Take Off The Gloves!

2/8/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

Big polluters and their empowered agents on Capitol Hill want to turn back the clock on good jobs, public health and a clean environment with a coordinated, multi-million dollar assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the 40-year old […] Read more >

Southern Virginia prepares to build biomass power plant

2/4/2011 // By Kristy Jones

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is preparing to build a biomass plant in South Boston, Virginia, using the wood waste left over from the local logging companies. NOVEC is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in […] Read more >

U.S. Capitol (via Flickr's Krossbow)

Americans to Congress: Pass Alternative Energy Legislation First

2/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

If you’re a member of Congress who wants to do something to make almost everyone in your district happy – no matter their political affiliation – a new Gallup poll says your best bet would be to vote for legislation […] Read more >