House of Representatives

What Went Wrong with the Farm Bill?

After the Senate easily passed a Farm Bill earlier in June, many thought the House of Representatives had the votes in the bag to pass their own version. For 2 …

Efficient Vehicles: A Better Way to Go

The Obama administration, a labor union and key auto manufacturers have joined with the state of California to reach a critical deal requiring passenger vehicles to average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

NWF activists support Rep. Lois Capps and Rep. Jan Schakowsky as they work to limit mercury pollution

Capps Amendment Protects People and Wildlife from Harmful Mercury Pollution

A press conference was held on Capitol Hill today in support of an amendment to the House Environment and Interior Appropriations bill that would protect people and wildlife by striking …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any …

Dirty Water: A Theme Song for Congress

Arctic drilling places endangered species like this Polar Bear in harm's way (photo: Amy Messere)

Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back…

Coming soon to a coastline near you? (photo: flickr/hunting.glee)

Gulf spill side effect: Amnesia

April Fool's

It’s April Fool’s Day, and the Joke’s On Us

When it comes to the environment, water pollution is the issue Americans worry about the most. Unfortunately, members of Congress are making light of those fears just in time for …

Pennsylvanians Protest Rep. Thompson's Anti-Environmental Votes

Public Backlash Intensifies Against Polluter Bailout Bill

Oil companies and other polluters have once again convinced a new crop of political leaders to take a crowbar to the nation’s environmental laws and try to wedge open a few new …

Lake Erie

Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to …

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