Politics

Weekly News Roundup – September 16, 2011

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 …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Constituents or Lobbyists: Who Do House Leaders Represent?

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 …

Sportsmen Talk Clean Air at Walden Pond

“ 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”.

Mute swans in Warwick, RI (NWF's Miles Grant)

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

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 …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Political Theater Becomes a Messy Political Spectacle

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

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?

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 …

Pennsylvanians Protest Rep. Thompson's Anti-Environmental Votes

Public Backlash Intensifies Against Polluter Bailout Bill

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 …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Earmarks Give Way to Oilmarks in GOP Spending Bill

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 …

Sneak Attack on Clean Water and Clean Air Acts

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 …

Children in mountains

They Won’t Stop with the Clean Air Act

New legislation is based around one premise: Regulation of carbon pollution would make our air too clean. You have to wonder what’s next. Is our drinking water too safe? Are our endangered species too protected?

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