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The Great Coal Giveaway: BLM Coal Leasing Program Fundamentally Broken

Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, released a long awaited report that confirmed what we already knew: the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) coal leasing program …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

Coastal Brown Bear and Cubs

Progress for Protecting Alaska’s Wildlife from Mining

There is good news for coastal brown bears and other wildlife in Alaska threatened by a proposed large-scale mining project! A new environmental watershed assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency …

Students from Birney Day School get check out the Lummi Totem Pole. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson. All rights reserved.

The Top 5 Moments In Our 2013 Fight To Stop The Otter Creek Coal Mine

It was a rough year for Arch Coal. Their stocks are in the tank, their credit rating keeps getting lowered and oh yeah, they still don’t have a permit for …


A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the …

hoto by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Kerrie Best.

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice Forces 10,000 Walruses Ashore

When we discuss sea ice here at NWF, we’re usually talking about polar bears. But this month, the annual loss of sea ice in the Arctic is affecting another marine …


For Public Lands, the Shutdown is About more than National Parks

Closing the National Parks, museums and monuments to the recreating public and closing National Wildlife Refuges to hunters during the fall hunting season has gotten the public’s attention and resulted …

Since 1900, Puget Sound Chinook salmon populations have declined 93% and nine runs of Chinook have gone extinct. Orca whales, which eat primarily salmon, have declined by half. Source: Minette Layne/WikiMedia Commons

The Latest Dirty Coal Threat to Endangered Orcas

As another proposal for a massive coal export terminal in the Pacific Northwest barrels through the review and approval process, officials are hearing a force of voices from across the …

Northern Cheyenne and Lummi sing together. Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

We Draw the Line, No Otter Creek Mine

Lummi Totem Pole carved by master carver Jewell James (House of Tears Carvers). Photo copyright Paul K. Anderson

“We Draw The Line” Totem Pole Journey Starts in Montana’s Otter Creek Valley

On September 18, 2013, Northern Cheyenne tribal members, local ranchers, conservationists and community members from the Otter Creek valley and Ashland, Montana will gather to support the Lummi Nation in …

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