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Waking Up to Bold Coffee and Bold Climate Action

9/23/2009 // By Miles Grant

I’m in Pittsburgh this week, covering some G20 events for the National Wildlife Federation. Went down to get some coffee this morning (Starbucks Anniversary Blend – just OK, but better than the Pike Roast, which tastes like coal slurry) and […] Read more >

NWF: New Fuel Efficiency Standards “Important and Overdue Step”

9/15/2009 // By Miles Grant

The Obama administration today unveiled stronger fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks and tougher rules on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions: The administration estimated the requirements would cost up to $1,300 per new vehicle by 2016 — but that it […] Read more >

New Poll: Americans Demand Clean Energy Now

8/28/2009 // By Miles Grant

Could America’s call for a new direction in energy policy be any more clear? After a year and a half of being hit from all sides with Big Oil’s multimillion-dollar campaign of deception to keep us hooked on dirty energy, […] Read more >

Safeguarding Fish In a Warming World – The Warming Arctic

8/22/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

On Thursday, the Obama Administration approved the Fishery Management Plan for the fish resources of the Arctic. The plan prevents the expansion of commercial fishing into large areas of the sea where the ice has melted due to rising temperatures […] Read more >

Tar Sands: NWF Memo to Editorial and Opinion Writers

8/21/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

National Wildlife Federation released the following memo today to editorial and opinion writers about the State Department’s approval of a multi billion dollar pipeline to import oil from Canadian tar sands in to the United States. These dirty fuels produce […] Read more >

Time for a Salmon Plan That Works

8/3/2009 // By Robyn Carmichael

The salmon and steelhead that return to the Columbia and Snake Rivers are like no other fish in the world.  They migrate nearly 1,000 miles, connecting coastal and river communities from California to Alaska and inland to Oregon, Idaho and […] Read more >

Trying to Fire the Climate Czar

7/17/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

It’s offensive that Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tried to fire President Obama’s “climate czar” Carol Browner and the staff of the Council on Environmental Quality yesterday by offering an amendment to the Financial Services appropriations bill that the House of […] Read more >

New White House Report: Green Jobs on Track for Future Growth

7/13/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new White House economic advisers report looks at employment through 2016 and finds that the health and green job sectors are growing. Associated Press reports: “President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers said jobs ranging from technical record keeping to nursing […] 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 >

Obama on ACES

5/22/2009 // By Miles Grant

The House Energy & Commerce Committee passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act last night! Here’s President Obama’s reaction: I commend Chairman Waxman and the Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee for a successful effort to pass a […] Read more >