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Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

6/19/2015 // By Guest Author

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

Weekly News Roundup: We’re Saving Pollinators and more

6/5/2015 // By Linda Argueta

The National Wildlife Federation is joining forces with conservation and gardening organizations as well as seed groups to form the National Pollinator Garden Network! The network will work to save our pollinators with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge! Up for …

Wood bison are threatened by tar sands extraction.  Photo Credit USFWS.

Canada Fails to Protect Wood Bison Herd from Tar Sands

4/14/2015 // By Jim Murphy

As we await the President’s anticipated rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, new information on iconic wood bison further demonstrates how tar sands oil harms wildlife every step of the way. In the productive habitat of Northern Alberta in Canada, the Athabasca …

Weekly News Roundup: President Obama Speaks for Wildlife and more

2/27/2015 // By Linda Argueta

Who loves President Obama? The National Wildlife Federation loves President Obama! On Tuesday, February 24th, our beloved President took an enormous step forward in protecting our wildlife from climate disrupting tar sands oil by vetoing a bill that would have …

Caribou migrateur

President Delivers Tar Sands Wildlife Win, Keystone XL Rejection Next

2/25/2015 // By Jim Murphy

President Obama took a huge step to help protect wildlife from destructive, climate disrupting tar sands oil. On February 24, he vetoed a fossil fuel industry giveaway bill from Congress that would have forced approval of the ill-conceived Keystone XL pipeline. …

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With Tar Sands Project in Mind, Pipeline Company Sues Maine Town

2/11/2015 // By Jim Murphy

In another attempt by an oil company to force a small community to accept a dirty energy future it does not want, the Portland Pipe Line Company (PPLC) filed an aggressive lawsuit to overturn a statute passed by South Portland …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

1/28/2015 // By Samantha Lockhart

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why we got together last night by phone with over 150 …

Moose in the Snow

2015 State of Union Provides New Hope for Protecting Wildlife From Climate Change

1/21/2015 // By Jim Murphy

Last year, after the President’s State of the Union Address, I wrote a blog expressing cautious optimism about his agenda on climate change.  I talked about my two young kids, who I’ve been teaching to ski, with the hope that …

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Five Species that will be Forever Harmed by Keystone XL

1/16/2015 // By Jane Kirchner

There are many compelling reasons to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But the most immediate reason to say NO to Keystone? Wildlife already at risk will suffer catastrophic losses if this pipeline project moves forward.

Whooping cranes roam fields and wetlands for food

Nebraska Court Decision Means Time to Reject Keystone XL Has Arrived

1/12/2015 // By Jim Murphy

The time to reject Keystone XL has arrived.  Last spring, the Administration put a decision on the pipeline on hold until a legal issue over the route in Nebraska was resolved. That hurdle has now been cleared, and the case for …

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