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Joe Romm and Climate Change: It’s Personal

7/1/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I recommend Joe Romm’s book Straight Up. I saw Joe speak recently to The Climate Project presenters in Nashville, Tennessee and was struck by the title and image of his opening slide, which was a picture […] Read more >

Global Warming? 97% of Experts Agreee

6/30/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

A new National Academy of Sciences study finds 97 percent of the climate scientists agree that global warming is driven mainly by human activity – emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The study, published this week involved 1,372 […] Read more >

Imagine your world…covered in oil

6/29/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Since National Wildlife Federation has been working so hard to make sure the impacted wildlife have a voice in the continuing BP oil disaster, many people have asked me what they can do to help. Here […] Read more >

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

6/25/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I had the honor of delivering the Michaux Lecture at the Conservation Leaders Summit in Valley Forge, my home state of Pennsylvania. My talk “Pennsylvania Conservation: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” was a great opportunity to […] Read more >

Helping Wildlfe and People

6/15/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger From an interview I gave this morning with Fox Boston, here are some powerful, tragic images of pelicans impacted by the BP oil spill.  To help hold polluters accountable for the full costs of their impacts on […] Read more >

(Video) NWF’s Schweiger Hits National Airwaves Denouncing Dirty Fuels

6/15/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

On both coasts, and lots of places in between, NWF President and CEO Larry Scwheiger is hitting the airwaves this morning urging Americans to reject dirty fuels and the dangerous pipelines that would deliver them across the U.S. heartland. As […] Read more >

Tar Sands Report – Why Dirty Fuels Don’t Make Sense for America

6/9/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Download NWF_TarSands_final_pages Today National Wildlife Federation is releasing a new report Staying Hooked on a Dirty Fuel: Why Canadian Tar Sands are a Bad Bet for the United States.  The report is being released one week […] Read more >

BP Out of Compliance with Worker Safety Laws

6/6/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger Download OSHAmemotoAdmAllen Here is last week’s “Smoking Gun” memo from a senior official of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to Admiral Thad Allen, the National Incident Commander for the BP oil disaster, finding that BP […] Read more >

Fines, Civil Fines, and Statistics around the BP Oil Spill

5/26/2010 // By Max Greenberg

Just how much oil is spewing into the Gulf of Mexico daily? Who’s gonna foot the bill? What, exactly, will they be paying for, and how much? It seems like BP had their answers to those questions worked out weeks […] Read more >

“A Blowout Scenario is Not Required”

5/26/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger BP convinced the federal agency that oversees drilling safety, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), that a well blowout like what has now occurred at the Macondo well was so unlikely that “a blowout scenario…is not required […] Read more >