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Big Coal Denies Astroturfing by Citing…Astroturfing

8/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Supporters of clean energy have been calling out front groups for polluters, who’ve been spending big money on ginning up phony opposition to the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act. Now one of those front groups, the American Coalition […] Read more >

Key Clean Water Bill Moves Forward

6/18/2009 // By Miles Grant

Great news today from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which passed the Clean Water Restoration Act! It now heads to the full Senate. Here’s what Jan Goldman-Carter, the National Wildlife Federation’s wetlands and water resources counsel, had to […] Read more >

Plant a Tree, Grow a Job

6/11/2009 // By Miles Grant

Got this email recently from Jeremy Symons, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior vice president for conservation and education: I was returning from a meeting in Congress a week ago and saw the following “green jobs” scene, and thought I’d share […] Read more >

Waxman-Markey’s Renewable Energy Standard: Tough Enough?

5/14/2009 // By NWF

I’m one of the contributors over at the National Journal’s Energy & Environment Experts Blog. Here’s the question posed today: Does the [Waxman-Markey] proposal go far enough to promote the use of renewable electricity? Would all states reasonably be expected […] Read more >

Help Pass a Wildlife-Friendly Budget!

3/31/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

This week, Congress is discussing the budget resolution, which if passed will provide resources to support programs that protect our air, water, oceans, land and wildlife. In addition to providing resources that support these programs important for the public health […] Read more >

Great News: Endangered Species Act Restored!

3/3/2009 // By Danielle Brigida

The Endangered Species Act was returned to its old form today, when President Obama directed federal agencies to once again consult with independent scientists at the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine if […] Read more >

Important Vote this Week–Help Secure 2 Million Acres of Public Lands

2/9/2009 // By Julia Marden

The past month has been huge for our public lands! In early January, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to provide historic protections for millions of acres of America’s cherished public lands. Last week, new Secretary of the Interior, Ken […] Read more >

Ranger Rick Goes to Washington

2/6/2009 // By Julia Marden

Breaking News: A Washington Post article reports that raccoons have invaded White House grounds, and are causing the National Park Service no small amount of trouble. We at NWF would like to posit that perhaps the raccoon population is a little […] Read more >

Help is On the Way

2/3/2009 // By Julia Marden

Alright friends of wildlife, here’s the update: A green recovery package has passed the U.S. House of Representatives– with great provisions to create clean energy jobs while protecting wildlife and natural resources. Great work from the thousands of you that demanded the […] Read more >

Gore Tells Senate Committee We Need New Global Climate Treaty

1/28/2009 // By Miles Grant

And we’re live from Union Station in Washington, DC! I just came from Dirksen Senate Office Building, where I was one of about 75 people who didn’t get into today’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing featuring Al Gore. Fortunately, Catherine […] Read more >