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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 […] Read more >

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. Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

A Confusing Monday for the Senate Climate Bill

6/8/2010 // By Miles Grant

There was a flurry of talk about climate & energy in the Senate today. But was it all just hot air? It started when Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) told reporters that a price on carbon pollution might not be a […] Read more >

Senate’s Thurs “Big Oil Bailout” Vote = 455 Million More Barrels of Oil Addiction

6/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF is fighting hard this week to defeat an anticipated vote June 10th on a resolution in the Senate that would blow a hole in the Clean Air Act and make it easier for polluters to, well, pollute. (See our […] Read more >