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South Park is one of the areas affected by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management's policy of not offering oil and gas leases while a master leasing plan is being written. (c)Colorado Wildlife Federation/Suzanne O'Neill. 201

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

4/21/2014 // By Judith Kohler

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and gas leasing on public lands since the agency announced the …

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 …

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 …

Photo by NWF Staff

My Fling with the Chevy Volt (Video)

10/24/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

I recently bid adieu to our Chevy Volt. We had a lovely weekend romance, but now it’s back to my minivan. Like any relationship, we had our ups and downs. But, when all is said and done, I’m eagerly awaiting …

Chevy Volt being charged!

“Fast and the Furious” 5 Reasons to like the Chevy Volt

4/27/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Although Washington, DC is no Rio de Janeiro and my passenger was certainly no Vin Diesel, I was still catching eyes on a recent test drive while cruising down Pennsylvania Ave.  What exactly was under the hood of the new …

"Gasland" movie poster. Image from GaslandTheMovie.com

Debate Over Gasland the Movie Hits Mainstream

2/9/2011 // By Megan Blevins

Every day, we check our emails, blackberry and mail to find an overload of information that we don’t need. I’ll make this easy for you—you NEED to hear this (and to make things even easier, click here). A debate has …

River in Ohiopyle State Park

Don’t Drink the Water?

10/15/2010 // By Jennifer Janssen

Do you consider clean drinking water a given? I know that on most days, I turn on the tap without worry. But across the globe and throughout the U.S, millions are without access to clean drinking water or are having …

Polluters Pour Millions Into November Elections

9/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Yesterday here at Wildlife Promise, we detailed how polluters have spent more than $200 million on lobbying already this year, trying to block any effort to limit global warming pollution. A reader wrote in to ask how much polluters are …

Poll: in Nebraska, ‘huskers rally against tar sands pipeline

9/15/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Nebraska is many things to many people. Depending on who you ask, the Cornhusker State is “Where the West Begins,” the birthplace of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet, or home to a uniquely football-mad populace. And really, speaking as an …

NWF, NRDC Remind Attorney General to Count Gusher’s Oil AND Gas

8/25/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has been a leader in pressing the federal government to hold BP & other parties fully accountable for the Gulf disaster. While attention has been focused on the oil spilled, NWF joined NRDC today in writing …

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