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Weekly News Roundup – December 16, 2011

12/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Budget Deal Reflects Process Tilted Towards Special Interests December 16 – Congressional leaders announced a budget deal today and […] Read more >

NWF Appeals Court Approval of Controversial Mine

12/12/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

National Wildlife Federation and other conservation groups are appealing a Michigan court ruling that allowed a controversial metallic sulfide mine to be drilled below one of the Midwest’s finest trout streams. Opponents claim the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality should […] Read more >

What the Hellbender? Salamander Joins Endangered Species List

10/7/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Despite the devilish name, Hellbenders are harmless salamanders. They live in the Ozarks near cool, clean rivers and streams with lots of rocks.  Unfortunately, the fresh water species is being harmed by ore and gravel  mining, sedimentation and toxic runoff […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 9, 2011

9/9/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Our offices were closed last Friday, so this week we have a double edition of the National Wildlife Federation news roundup: Congress Moves Flood Insurance Reform Forward as Americans Face Effects of Hurricane Season September 8 – The Senate Committee on […] Read more >

Tony Hayward testifies on Capitol Hill, June 2010 (via Flickr's EnergyCommerce)

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

7/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota. Read more >

Killer Coal Starring in “The Last Mountain”

6/2/2011 // By Mary Ellen Kustin

I was reading through a report last week that the Governor of West Virginia’s independent investigation panel just released their findings on what led to Massey Energy’s coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners last year. Their verdict? Massey Energy’s […] Read more >

Bristol Bay, Alaska

Hard Rock Mines Threaten the Nation’s Waters

4/27/2011 // By Tony Turrini

Metal prices are on a tear. Both gold and silver prices recently hit all-time highs. While this is good news for investors, it should alarm anyone who cares about clean water and wildlife. That’s because these soaring prices have caused […] Read more >

Polluters Insist on More Mountaintop Mining Pollution in Exchange for Budget Deal

4/8/2011 // By Felice Stadler

Outrageous. Instead of getting serious about settling the budget crisis before a government shutdown, comfortable politicians are sitting in Washington, DC and threatening to undermine all the work being done to protect Central Appalachia as a favor to polluters. Specifically, […] Read more >

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

4/1/2011 // By Felice Stadler

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How quickly you can find yourself lost in a mountain laurel […] Read more >

NWF, Sage, Orvis and Sportsmen Around Country Say “NO!” to Pebble Mine

2/25/2011 // By Jim Adams

Yesterday, 363 sport groups and businesses sent a letter to Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, asking her to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay region and its world class fishing and hunting from the proposed Pebble Mine. National Wildlife Federation […] Read more >