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EPA research shows regulating methane is efficient and low cost

4/16/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This Tuesday, the EPA released five whitepapers examining methane emissions from the oil and gas sector and affirmed what we already knew—this powerful carbon pollutant can be reduced efficiently and cost-effectively. The white papers are part of President Obama’s multi-agency […] Read more >

A section of the Dan River upstream from the spill site. Flickr photo by Rebecca Murphey.

The Week in Fossil Fuel Disasters

2/19/2014 // By Avelino Maestas

You’ve heard of the three-legged stool: knock one leg out and the whole thing comes crumbling down. What happens when each leg is prone to snapping, over and over again, repeatedly? That’s the story of our fossil-fuel economy: the extraction, […] Read more >

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Dirty Business: Congress Seeks To Export U.S. Fossil Fuels and Carbon Pollution

1/24/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In another shameless attempt to undermine sound climate policy and keep the pedal to the metal on dirty fuel production, House Congressional members snuck a provision into the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to halt sensible policies that virtually eliminate U.S. financing […] Read more >

Pilots with EcoFlight, an advocacy and education nonprofit, get a bird's-eye view of flooded oil and gas fields on Colorado's eastern plains. Photo courtesy of EcoFlight.

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

9/19/2013 // By Judith Kohler

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  ”of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads and bridges across a broad swath of northeastern Colorado washed […] Read more >

Proponents of H.R. 2728 say federal fracking rules aren't needed if states have their own regulations. Photo: Judith Kohler

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

7/31/2013 // By Judith Kohler

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would bar the […] Read more >

What harm would fracking do to that precious commodity -- beer? Flickr: Mezzoblue

Governor, think of the beer!

5/29/2013 // By Michael Saul

Who isn’t familiar with Coors advertising displaying snowy mountain peaks and touting the purity of  Rocky Mountain water (despite the fact that the massive Coors plant in Golden killed thousands fish in a 2000 spill)? Beer is rightly a point […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 21, 2012

6/21/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sustainable Food Focus Added to Eco-Schools USA Program June 21 – Talk about ‘pink slime’ and whether pizza is a vegetable underscores […] Read more >

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Is the Great Lakes Region Ready for a Fracking Boom?

6/21/2012 // By Guest Author

This is a guest post by Sara Gosman, a water resources attorney for National Wildlife Federation. In the past few years, the Great Lakes region has seen a surge of interest in natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing. This controversial […] Read more >

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Earthquakes Linked to Fracking Cause Alarm in Ohio

1/13/2012 // By Rachel Neuenfeldt

In a state that has only seen 10 earthquakes larger than a magnitude 4.0 since 1776, large tremors are cause for alarm. Recently, Ohio has seen an increase in quakes linked to hydraulic fracturing that have people questioning the safety […] Read more >

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Weekly News Roundup – November 18, 2011

11/18/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Bad Ballast Water Bill Threatens America’s Waters and Wildlife Nov. 15, 2011 – The House of Representatives […] Read more >