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Historic Great Lakes Protections Become Law!

10/15/2008 // By Jennifer Janssen

Less than two weeks ago, President Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Compact, ensuring the protection of one of our country’s most important natural resources! The Compact culminates 10 years worth of collaboration between conservation groups, government agencies, businesses […] Read more >

U.S. House Votes to Leave No Child Left Inside!

9/30/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

Remember the good old days of field trips and watching your classroom’s tadpoles “magically” develop into frogs? Well, some Congressmembers must too, because on September 18th, the U.S. House voted to pass the No Child Left Inside Act! Passing with […] Read more >

Victory for No Child Left Inside

6/20/2008 // By Larry Schweiger

This week, we had a significant victory for getting kids outdoors. With significant bipartisan support, the House Committee on Education and Labor approved the No Child Left Inside Act. This bill is on track for becoming a significant new source […] Read more >

Add Another Moderate to Climate Security Act?

5/10/2008 // By Miles Grant

Will Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) vote for the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act when it comes to the Senate floor? Sounds a lot more likely: The presumptive GOP nominee didn’t say for sure that he would vote for the bill, authored […] Read more >

Energy Bill Signed into Law

12/19/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Wildlife to Benefit from this “Down Payment” on Strong Global Warming Legislation The package–which passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in the past week–will help reduce America’s oil dependency and take an important step toward reducing global warming […] Read more >

Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA

10/3/2007 // By Josh Nelson

The Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, includes key reform measures that would help better protect and mitigate for the loss of wetlands and requires the corps to update and modernize its environmental and […] Read more >

Energy Bill Passes House–Details, Next Steps and More

8/7/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

As promised, here’s a breakdown of the energy package passed by the House of Representatives Saturday, Aug. 4. VICTORY: A Renewable Electricity Standard passed, 220-190, which would require electric suppliers to provide 15 percent of their electricity using renewable energy […] Read more >

Congress to the RES-cue!

8/3/2007 // By Kristin Johnson

The House Energy Bill will begin floor debate this morning, with amendments–including a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES)–voted on this afternoon. But if they like to talk as much as the Senate, this could go late. We hear that the Renewable […] Read more >

Senate Energy Bill: Done

6/22/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

Yesterday afternoon the Senate voted to end debate on the energy bill, and then after a couple more hours of debate (huh?), but no important votes, the Senate passed the energy bill shortly after midnight. In the end, we support […] Read more >

Senate Energy Bill: I want my MPG…

6/20/2007 // By Alisha Fowler

The Energy Bill will be wrapped up this week one way or another, as Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a motion for cloture yesterday, signaling debate and voting on the energy bill will end tomorrow. Yesterday, both the bad liquid […] Read more >