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Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

UPDATED Clean Air Under Attack (Again) this Week In Congress

9/21/2011 // By Marine Jaouen

Update: On September 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the TRAIN Act, by a vote of 249-216. It must still pass the U.S. Senate before it reaches President Obama, who is likely to veto the bill immediately. Thank you to […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – September 16, 2011

9/16/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Loggerhead Sea Turtles Need Protections Enforced September 16 – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

7/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

The U.S. House of Representatives today takes up a bill that would halt endangered species listings, block Clean Water Act protections, and gut the Clean Air Act. Why would any member of Congress support it? As National Wildlife Federation President […] Read more >

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

6/15/2011 // By Carol Oldham

“ the problem of preservation boils down to is this–ducks can’t vote, trees can’t vote, neither can salmon, flowers, mountains or rivers. It is incumbent upon us as sportsmen to take on this weighty responsibility to serve this as our greatest constituency”.
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Mute swans in Warwick, RI (NWF's Miles Grant)

Swans & Solutions: Will We Choose To Face Our Problems?

6/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

Will we choose not to face our interconnected economic, energy and environmental crises? Washington Post columnist Ezra Klein raises the possibility with a wildlife-themed analogy: Forget preparing for the “black swans,” investor Nassim Taleb’s name for the unpredictable crises that […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Political Theater Becomes a Messy Political Spectacle

3/31/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

It must have sounded like a reasonable idea when polluters first pressed the newly elected Congress to come to their aid. Read more >

The Grand Canyon is one of 58 parks that could close if the government shuts down.

A Nightmare or a Dream Come True: Which Will Congress Choose for America?

3/7/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Rafting down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is a trip few Americans ever get to make. Unless you have the money to pay for a commercial trip, which can cost upwards of $2500 a person, you must possess […] Read more >

Pennsylvanians Protest Rep. Thompson's Anti-Environmental Votes

Public Backlash Intensifies Against Polluter Bailout Bill

2/27/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Oil companies and other polluters have once again convinced a new crop of political leaders to take a crowbar to the nation’s environmental laws and try to wedge open a few new loopholes. It first happened in 1995.  Congress’ attack on the […] Read more >

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Earmarks Give Way to Oilmarks in GOP Spending Bill

2/20/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

White House Remains Silent on Clean Air, Clean Water Attacks The new GOP majority in Congress promised to reduce the deficit, but failed to mention they would give polluters free reign to replace Pork Barrel spending with Oil Barrel favors.  In a week-long marathon […] Read more >

Children playing in the outdoors

Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

2/12/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

Urgent Action! Please Speak up for Wildlife Now! Help stop dangerous legislation that slashes critical funding for agencies that defend our nation’s wildlife. Call your U.S. Representative and tell them to “Vote No on the Continuing Resolution.” The nation’s budget […] Read more >