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Dirty Politics for Dirty Fuels

8/8/2009 // By Larry Schweiger

(as published in National Wildlife Federation’s National Wildlife, Aug/Sept. 2009) Many of you wrote letters and placed phone calls to your members of Congress in support of the American Clean Energy and Security Act to protect wildlife from global warming, […] Read more >

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

4/7/2009 // By Jan Goldman-Carter

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now faces and–remarkably–many seem to be struggling to do the right […] Read more >

A Big Decision Based On a Simple Question

11/20/2008 // By Rachel Stemen

The EPA has dodged the responsibility of addressing the regulation of greenhouse gases that cause global warming for years. In 2007, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that greenhouse gases are air pollutants under the Clean Air Act, which gives […] Read more >

Washington Post Compares EPA Chief to Mr. Magoo

3/17/2008 // By Miles Grant

At a recent Senate hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had this back-and-forth with EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson: Feinstein, who chairs the Appropriations subcommittee that controls the EPA’s budget, asked why Johnson had not yet complied with a Supreme Court ruling […] Read more >

Reduce Emissions, When Politically Convenient

12/20/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Just yesterday, President Bush was basking in the glow of the freshly-signed energy bill, taking credit for improved fuel economy standards and expanded biofuels mandates. But it turns out the White House’s green party only lasted until sundown. Just moments […] Read more >

Black v. White? Supreme Court on Endangered Species and Clean Water

6/26/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

When I went in search of a news article about Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on National Association of Home Builders v. Defenders of Wildlife, I was dismayed to find the majority of papers picked up the Associated Press story and […] Read more >

Wetlands and Drinking Water: A Natural Connection

7/24/2006 // By Larry Schweiger

When we turn on the kitchen spigot to get a drink of water, we expect to find crystal-clear, cold, pure water. A recent decision by the Supreme Court could change that. Water flows downhill. From the law of physics follows […] Read more >

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