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The sprawling oil and gas industry, our nations largest emitter of methane, disturb pronghorn habitat (photo: BLM New Mexico)

Voluntary Methane Regulations Not Enough to Protect Wildlife

7/28/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is a potent agent of climate change. It is a precursor to the ozone-containing smog marring some of our greatest western landscapes, thus making strong regulation of this harmful pollutant important for …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

7/23/2015 // By Frank Szollosi

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history. Since then over a billion dollars have been …

Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

7/1/2015 // By Jim Murphy

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If industry has its way, more tar sands oil – a …

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New Methane Rule: Good News for Wildlife

1/16/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a significant new step in reducing methane pollution. The President’s goal is to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025. Methane regulation is the next step in the President’s Climate Action …

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Pipeline Safety Agency Says No to Public Request for Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Measures

12/9/2014 // By Jim Murphy

It would seem to follow that two of the most severe pipeline oil spill disasters in our nation’s history would garner the attention of a federal agency charged with protecting us from pipeline spills.  But in response to a coalition of landowners, former …

The Roan Plateau provides important habitat for mule deer and several other species. Photo by John Gale

NWF Helps Score Win for Colorado Wildlife Haven

11/24/2014 // By Judith Kohler

As drilling geared up in the Rockies in the early 2000s, a rallying cry among people worried about the natural gas boom’s effects in Colorado was “Save the Roan!” The “Roan” is the Roan Plateau, a massive, hulking presence in …

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European Trade Document Reveals Threat to Wildlife Habitat and Climate

7/9/2014 // By Mollie Simon

A leaked trade document from the European Union was published yesterday by the Washington Post, revealing how the EU is pressuring the United States to lift its ban on crude oil exports to allow them access to our oil and gas. …

Mountain lion sharpening claws at the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

5/15/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but here’s what we know and it’s troubling: About 10,000 gallons …

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

It’s Past Time for Strong Tar Sands Safety Regulations

5/9/2014 // By Jim Murphy

On May 6, the federal agency responsible for protecting the public from pipeline oil spills quietly issued a notice intended to give a nudge for pipeline operators to do a better job.  The notice is sobering for two reasons. First, …

South Park is one of the areas affected by the Colorado Bureau of Land Management's policy of not offering oil and gas leases while a master leasing plan is being written. (c)Colorado Wildlife Federation/Suzanne O'Neill. 201

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

4/21/2014 // By Judith Kohler

The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and gas leasing on public lands since the agency announced the …

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