Environmental Protection Agency

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

In 1970, President Richard Nixon created the United State Environmental Protection Agency to protect human health and the environment.  At the time, cities were choked with smog, some rivers were …

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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

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. …

Even this mountain goat thinks the New Madrid Levee is crazy. We could operate Yellowstone National Park and eight other National Parks for a year for the same amount! Photo from Yellowstone National Park

What Else Could Taxpayers Get For $165 Million?

Wednesday is Tax Day. Across the country, millions of Americans are sitting down and taking stock of exactly how much we owe the IRS. Most Americans don’t want the federal …

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