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Rising temperatures in the world’s oceans are causing sea ice—critical habitat for polar bears—to disappear for longer and longer periods during the late summer. Photo: Norbert Rossing

Senators, Representatives, Governors Support Carbon Pollution Standards

6/4/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

On Monday, the EPA released first-ever standards limiting carbon pollution from power plants. While our country limits the amount of mercury, arsenic, and soot our power plants can dump into the atmosphere, we’ve never asked them to limit the amount […] Read more >

Big Coal on Capitol Hill: Liveblogging Today’s House Hearing

4/14/2010 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation is liveblogging today’s House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming hearing, The Role of Coal in a New Energy Age. Read the liveblog here! Read more >

The Road to Copenhagen: Transforming the World’s Energy Economy With 21st Century Solutions

11/19/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

The piece below is my latest editorial from National Wildlife magazine Carbon dioxide pollution knows no political boundaries. Decarbonizing every economy around the world must be our common goal. In a few weeks, National Wildlife Federation will send a team […] Read more >

Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

8/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to protect wildlife from global warming, […] Read more >

Historic Vote for Energy Independence and Wildlife

6/26/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

I’m heartened by this evening’s vote by the House of Representatives to pass the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The bill passed with a 219 to 212 bipartisan vote. This is the most important conservation vote in a generation. […] Read more >

Historic Vote Today – Let Your Voice Be Heard

6/26/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

Debate has begun in the House of Representatives on the historic American Clean Energy and Security Act. This bill is the most comprehensive climate and clean energy bill to ever make it this far in Congress. The vote will be […] Read more >

Gearing Up For Final Clean Energy Bill Push

6/19/2009 // By Miles Grant

Will the U.S. House take a final vote on the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act next week? That’s what President Obama is asking for: The Obama administration is planning to make next week “energy week” to rally […] Read more >

Urgent Request from Congress: Tell Us About Wildlife

6/10/2009 // By Julia Marden

I just got an email from Robyn, in the Western Regional Center, with an urgent call to action she’d seen in the Mercury News. Oddly enough the author was not a wildlife enthusiast or environmental activist.  It was from a […] Read more >

Waxman Ready to Show Cards on ACES?

5/12/2009 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has been lobbying hard to help build support for strong provisions in the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009. Now Grist reports Democrats have reached a deal on details: House leaders have reportedly reached […] Read more >

Obama to Huddle with House Dems on Clean Energy Bill

5/5/2009 // By Miles Grant

President Obama is calling all 36 Democrats from the House Energy & Commerce Committee to a meeting at the White House today: A White House aide said Obama plans to meet with the lawmakers Tuesday to discuss two of his […] Read more >

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