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Fishing industries and wildlife of the Northeast are feeling the impacts of climate change.  Flickr photo by Geir Friestad

Senate Steps Up for Climate

1/23/2014 // By Mollie Simon

The Senate started off 2014 with a lot of climate action.  Last week, the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. At the committee hearing, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and […] Read more >

NWF’s Larry Schweiger to Testify on Capitol Hill

10/28/2009 // By Miles Grant

National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger is set to testify before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee today. Here’s what Larry wrote on his blog yesterday previewing the hearing: I’ll be testifying in front of the Senate […] Read more >

Can All Senators Hear Growing Clamor for Clean Energy?

10/27/2009 // By Miles Grant

I spent the day watching the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. But while I listened to Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) deny even basic climate science, what was most remarkable […] Read more >

Retired Republican Senator John Warner on National Security and Climate Change

7/30/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Today the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on Climate Change and National Security. Former Republican Senator and Secretary of the Navy John Warner spoke along with Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn USN (Ret.) of the […] Read more >

Key Clean Water Bill Moves Forward

6/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Great news today from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which passed the Clean Water Restoration Act! It now heads to the full Senate. Here’s what Jan Goldman-Carter, the National Wildlife Federation’s wetlands and water resources counsel, had to […] Read more >

Sen. Boxer Unveils Principles for Global Warming Legislation

2/3/2009 // By Miles Grant

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, held a press conference this morning to release her principles for global warming legislation. Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, previewed the event […] Read more >

Ask Congress to Help Defend the Endangered Species Act

9/24/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

A few weeks ago we alerted you of the current administration’s plans to dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act. This week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will host a hearing featuring the proposed rollbacks for the […] Read more >

Sen. Boxer, Conservation Leaders Show Unity for Strengthening Climate Legislation

3/12/2008 // By Miles Grant

On Capitol Hill today, the National Wildlife Federation showed its support for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the fight for strong climate legislation. As chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Sen. Boxer has played a key role […] Read more >

10 Best Green Stories of 2007

12/28/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Grist has an excellent post called The Top Green Stories of 2007.  While they highlighted some of the biggest news, good and bad, I tried to focus on the most positive developments, some of which didn’t get the media attention […] Read more >

NWF’s Take on America’s Climate Security Act of 2007

11/2/2007 // By Josh Nelson

There has been some confusion lately over where the environmental community stands on America’s Climate Security Act of 2007. To clarify, here are two letters which should provide a better understanding of where the National Wildlife Federation stands. The first […] Read more >