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It’s April Fool’s Day, and the Joke’s On Us

4/1/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

When it comes to the environment, water pollution is the issue Americans worry about the most. Unfortunately, members of Congress are making light of those fears just in time for April Fool’s Day. The amendments and riders attached to the …

Senators Raise Concerns About Dirty Fuels Pipeline

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Eleven U.S. senators, led by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling on her to respond to detailed questions about the environmental impacts of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, designed to carry …

Election – Bright Spots for Environment Despite Mixed Returns

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The voters have spoken and 2011 will bring us a more conservative Congress where many winners ran on promises of rolling back federal spending, elements of the health care reform bill and cutting taxes. While energy and the environment did …

Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), via Flickr's TheNationalGuard

Big Oil’s Bond: Senator’s Sneak Attack on Clean Air Act

10/4/2010 // By Miles Grant

Missouri is a leader in clean energy, so why would Sen. Kit Bond lead a late night attack on the Clean Air Act? One look at his last re-election campaign in 2004 makes clear where his allegiances lie.

5 Years After Katrina, “Poor Decisions Continue To Be Made”

8/30/2010 // By Miles Grant

Larry Schweiger, president & CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus have teamed up on the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Between Katrina’s devastation & the Gulf oil disaster, they’re calling …

Groups Launch Effort to Hold Senate Oil Backers Accountable

8/17/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the latest effort to hold Big Oil and their recalcitrant friends in the Senate accountable for sinking climate legislation this summer, a new group called Oil Change International has launched a web campaign and soon advertising that will hold these members of the …

Freshman Senators Buck Old Guard, Call for Strong Climate Action

7/16/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The new blood in the Senate wants comprehensive climate action. Freshman Democrats wrote the majority leader today saying that “America’s current energy policy is untenable,”  and that the “scale of this challenge dictates the need for a comprehensive solution that …

American Power Act Gets Big Boost From Budget Experts

7/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

The American Power Act, sponsored by Senators John Kerry & Joe Lieberman, got a big boost today from the people who analyze the dollars & cents in federal legislation: Congressional budget experts say a climate and energy bill now stalled …

WATCH – Senators Still Blocking Climate Action After Gulf Disaster

6/29/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Senate Republican leaders had little new to say after emerging from a meeting with President Obama and Democratic senators despite the BP disaster and a series of polls from showing even deeper support than ever for climate action. The polls …

Big Oil Bailout Defeated! Time for Senate to do Climate Bill (Video)

6/10/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

A huge thanks to NWF members and partners who turned up the heat on the Senate in recent days as it rejected an awful Big Oil Bailout proposal. With a Gulf disaster, and 71 percent of Americans on our side …

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