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Pronghorn will benefit from EPA's newly proposed methane rule! (photo: NWF Photo Contest - John Hoffman)

New Methane Rule Advances Climate Action, Protects Wildlife

8/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Today, August 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed critical new performance standards to limit methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, our nation’s largest emitter of this pollution. The rule will help tackle climate change and have both …

The sprawling oil and gas industry, our nations largest emitter of methane, disturb pronghorn habitat (photo: BLM New Mexico)

Voluntary Methane Regulations Not Enough to Protect Wildlife

7/28/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

Methane pollution from the oil and gas industry is a potent agent of climate change. It is a precursor to the ozone-containing smog marring some of our greatest western landscapes, thus making strong regulation of this harmful pollutant important for …

Celebrate Women in Conservation this Women’s History Month

3/3/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

NWF is celebrating Women’s History Month this March by recognizing women who have made a difference in protecting our wildlife and natural resources! Women are making an impact. But their contributions to wildlife conservation often go unrecognized.  Women are leaders …

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 …

Champions of the Clean Power Plan Stand for Wildlife

2/18/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Senate committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) convened their first oversight hearing on the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan, with new chairman Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK). The Clean Power Plan is a landmark rule for curbing …

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Virginia’s Impacted Communities Speak Out at Lobby Day

1/26/2015 // By Guest Author

The United States Senate recently voted on legislation related to climate change. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of my home state of Virginia stood with the majority of their constituents and the country, voting for legislation that unequivocally states …

A bison surveys the herd from a ridge in Yellowstone's Hayden Valley.

Weekly News Roundup: 2015 is the Year for Wildlife and more

1/23/2015 // By Linda Argueta

In the 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama issued his strongest call for climate action yet. Openly supporting top climate scientists, the President reiterated his commitment to combat climate change. This is a pivotal moment for wildlife! With …

Weekly News Roundup: Standing Strong against Keystone and more

1/16/2015 // By Linda Argueta

The battle against Keystone XL has been a tough one. Congressional leaders are more persistent than ever in the approval of this dreadful pipeline. Don’t let the bad guys win! Urge our President to reject the pipeline! For those of …

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New Methane Rule: Good News for Wildlife

1/16/2015 // By Jenny Rowland

On Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a significant new step in reducing methane pollution. The President’s goal is to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025. Methane regulation is the next step in the President’s Climate Action …

Keystone XL protests in Nebraska (photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons/laurigorham)

Senate Says “No” to Keystone XL; Next up, President Obama

12/15/2014 // By Jenny Rowland

The Senate narrowly defeated a bill on November 18th that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. NWF applauded the Senators that stood up for wildlife, clean air, and healthy landscapes by voting “no” on the pipeline and allowing the regular review …