Environmental Protection Agency

Speak Up On Climate Action with the Environmental Protection Agency

In the United States, power plants emit up to 2 billion metric tons of carbon pollution a year. This huge amount of carbon is causing climate change, dramatically altering wildlife habitat, and …

House Members Speak Up for Clean Water, Safe Communities

Yesterday, Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ), Rush Holt (NJ), Colleen Hanabusa (HI) and eleven other members of the House of Representatives wrote to the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), …

Pebble Mine Even More Disastrous Than First Thought

After months of cold and ice, Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is beginning to spring to life. With summer will come millions of bright red sockeye salmon returning from the …

Senate Should Give Gina McCarthy a Clean Vote

  |   May 16, 2013

One week after her confirmation vote was delayed by a petty partisan protest, Gina McCarthy’s nomination as Environmental Protection Agency administrator was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works …

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

EPA Slams Keystone XL Review

Could the momentum be shifting against the tar sands megaproject? The big news out of Washington seems to say “yes.”

Congress and Water Projects in America: The Latest on the Water Resources Development Act

Two weeks ago the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (WRDA), which is the main vehicle for authorizing billions of dollars worth …

Time to Protect Our Streams and Wetlands

A new water study released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that 55 percent of our nation’s waterways are in poor condition for aquatic species. The report stated that …

Weekly News Roundup – March 8, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: NWF Celebrates New Certified Sustainable Biofuel Flight Route Across …

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson addresses reporters during Great Lakes Week press conference, October 11, 2011. PHOTO / Celia Haven

Lisa Jackson Stepping Down: “One of the Most Effective Leaders in EPA History”

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced today she’ll be stepping down from her post early in 2013. Under Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency has made some major progress towards protecting …

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