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Supreme Court Clears Way for Power Plant Climate Pollution Standards

10/15/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The Supreme Court cleared the path for EPA to move forward with updates to clean air standards that place meaningful limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest source of climate-disrupting carbon emissions in the United States.  The Supreme […] Read more >

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Supreme Court to Water Resource Managers: Just Say No to Filling Wetlands and Floodplains?

6/28/2013 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

With last week’s 5-4 ruling in Koontz v. Saint John’s River Water Management District, the Supreme Court has made it harder for state and local water resource managers to protect the public’s interest in wetlands and floodplains. Our First Line […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 23, 2011

6/23/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

National Wildlife Federation’s offices are closed tomorrow, so here is an early a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Passes House Committee June 23, 2011 – After passing through subcommittee last week, the House […] Read more >

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Weakening the Clean Water Act Would Be Otter Nonsense

6/22/2011 // By Anne Bolen

River otters may now be at risk from recent Supreme Court decisions. Act now to restore the Clean Water Act. Read more >

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Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, Tool to Tackle Climate

6/21/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy Summer Solstice from the Climate Capsule! This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week:  Supreme Court Rules on Climate Science Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP, Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Regional cap-and-trade systems to thrive Editorial […] Read more >

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Conservative Supreme Court Justices Affirm Climate Science

6/20/2011 // By Joe Mendelson

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court in American Electric Power v. Connecticut may have foreclosed (for now) the possibility of states using federal common law to seek carbon pollution limits on some of our country’s dirtiest coal power plants, but […] Read more >

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An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Hold Polluters Accountable

4/19/2011 // By John Kostyack

Today I attended arguments at the US Supreme Court over the question of what role the courts should play in holding polluters accountable for climate change. The Players On one side of the case we had five biggest electric power […] Read more >

After Five Years and Legal Wrangling, Agency Finally Protects South Carolina Wetland

11/12/2010 // By NWF

On November 1, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reasserted basic federal Clean Water Act protections for a 31-acre coastal wetland in Horry County, South Carolina, near Murrells Inlet. That’s the good news. Read more >

We the Corporations of the United States …

1/27/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger There is an old expression: “Money speaks and politicians listen.” With public confidence in Congress at a low point, the last thing America now needs is to have big energy companies trying to buy elections and […] Read more >

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

8/19/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you and your loved ones. Sadly, this moment of reflection is […] Read more >

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