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Win for Wildlife: Oregon Rejects Coal Exports

8/18/2014 // By Kassie Rohrbach

In a landmark decision today, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) rejected a necessary permit for Ambre Energy’s Morrow Pacific coal export project along the Columbia River.  This historic decision deals a severe blow to Ambre Energy’s struggling proposal and marks …

Weekly News Roundup: Ranger Rick Up Against Rocket Raccoon and more!

8/8/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Our famous Ranger Rick was recently mentioned in the newly released movie Guardians of the Galaxy. As many viewers are marveling over the many hidden messages in the film, one specific message pertained to us: the lovely Ranger Rick reference. …


Supporters far Outnumber Opponents at EPA Clean Power Plan Hearings

8/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today concludes an exciting four days of public hearings in Denver, D.C., Atlanta and Pittsburgh on EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The hearings included two full days of testimony, rallies, press conferences, marches, play-ins, round-tables and free ice cream at each of …

Weekly News Roundup: A Win for Northeast Wildlife and More

7/25/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Thanks to the astounding public support from the South Portland, Maine community, wildlife in the northeast U.S. are safer than ever. With a 6-to-1 vote, the South Portland City Council passed the Clear Skies Ordinance on Monday, to stand up …

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EPA Holds Hearings on Clean Power Plan!

7/14/2014 // By Samantha Lockhart

The Environmental Protection Agency took an exciting leap forward for our environment last month when they announced a proposed new rule to regulate carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. The rule, informally called the “Clean Power Plan,” aims to reduce …

Weekly News Roundup: NWF promotes Wind Power and more!

7/11/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Offshore wind power along the Atlantic coast produces enough energy to provide electricity to over five million homes, according to a report released Thursday by the National Wildlife Federation. Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity …

Native Americans Opposition to Coal Exports Helps Wildlife

7/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Something has changed in the fight against coal exports. It’s not that all of a sudden Native Americans are raising their voices in opposition to coal. What’s new is that the agencies responsible for approving or rejecting coal exports are …


Smart Renewable Energy on Public Lands

7/3/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hayley Connolly-Newman Earlier this month, the EPA issued guidelines which would reduce coal generated power in each state by 6 percent over the next 15 years. This would give states the opportunity to reduce carbon emission amounts …

A new plan directs federal land managers to map out where development should and should not occur on public lands. NWF/Judith Kohler

Clean Power Plan Heightens Need for Methane Regulations

7/1/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The Obama Administration took historic action to combat climate change with the release of their Clean Power Plan on June 2nd, 2014. This important plan establishes first-ever limits on the amount of carbon pollution our nation’s power plants can dump …

Machias Seal Island Puffin

The Puffins of Machias Seal Island

6/26/2014 // By Guest Author

Opening the small window of the duck blind on Machias Seal Island (off the coast of Maine) to observe the puffins was exhilarating. For the next 45 minutes, I was able to unobtrusively observe puffin behavior, see their colorful markings, …