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Mallards can be found in small ponds and wetlands. Photo from Alan D. Wilson

We All Live Downstream

President Trump has said that he wants the nation to have “crystal clear water,” and it would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with that. However, last week, …

Grand Teton National Park.  Photo by National Wildlife Federation photo contest entrant Katherine Plessner.

Congress Must Ensure EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Protects our Water, Air and Wildlife

On Friday February 17, 2017, the Senate approved Scott Pruitt to be the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52-46.  The National Wildlife Federation opposed this …

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The National Wildlife Federation Opposes Pruitt for EPA

Here is just a sampling of the words of some of our members who support wildlife and the habitat they rely on.  “As a proud Trump supporter in the election, …

Scott Pruitt at 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

EPA Hearing Must Raise Tough Questions on Science, Enforcement of Laws and Industry Relationships

Wednesday’s hearing on the nominee for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may prove to be the most important hearing for the EPA since it was established 47 years ago …

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EPA Must Continue to Act on Climate for Wildlife

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EPA Cuts Methane Pollution

Swift fox on the Kansas prairie. Photo from USFWS

EPA Biofuel Rule Includes Loophole that Threatens Wildlife Habitat

The London Mine in Colorado's South Park is an old inactive mine that is polluting a nearby creek. Photo by EcoFlight

Hardrock Mine Pollution: Environmental Hits Just Keep Coming

The fouling of the Animas and other rivers by 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from an old inactive gold mine in the Colorado mountains in August was dramatic and …

Pronghorn will benefit from EPA's newly proposed methane rule! (photo: NWF Photo Contest - John Hoffman)

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. …

Little has been done to address the problem of old and abandoned hard-rock mines a year after the Gold King mine disaster that fouled rivers in the Southwest. Photo by Tom McNamara, La Plata County Office of Emergency Management

What We Can Learn from the Colorado Mine Waste Spill

Oftentimes when we talk about conserving our public lands, fish and wildlife and protecting our clean air and waterways, there is an overarching impulse that transcends all politics and economics. …

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