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New Attempt to Muddy Clean Water Protections

The Trump Administration has just begun a two-step plan to remove protections from waters that have been safeguarded by the Clean Water Act for more than 40 years. In a …

Bipartisan “Stop Asian Carp Now” Act Introduced

Update: The Army Corps of Engineers will release the draft study on the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on Monday, August 7. On June 23, the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating …

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Wildlife, Public Health Endangered with Methane Rule Suspension

At the urging of fossil fuel interests, on June 12, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a two-year suspension or “stay” of core components of its 2016 final rule …

Three things to know about the sage-grouse secretarial order (and three we wish we could forget)

Interior secretary Ryan Zinke issued a secretarial order on greater sage-grouse on June 8, 2017. The order initiated a review of management plans that have been in the works for …

The Unifying Appeal of Offshore Wind Power

Now that America’s first offshore wind power project is up and running, it’s time to get out on the water and soak in the massive clean energy opportunity we’re just …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo Credit USFWS

U.S. Senate Attempts to Sacrifice Clean Air Act Protections

Groups including the National Wildlife Federation are urging the U.S. Senate to reject rolling back Clean Air Act protections in the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517), a …

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Working for Wildlife: Celebrating America’s Conservation Leaders

As the National Wildlife Federation’s 51 affiliate organizations come together for our annual meeting to chart a new path for the organization’s future, we are recognizing people from across the …

Let’s Not Lose this Magical Place for Moose and Loon

“The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and …

The Antiquities Act Turns 111! How About a Hundred More Years?

  |   June 8, 2017

A Call to Action for Wildlife After the Paris Agreement Withdrawal

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is deeply disappointing, frustrating and, as National Wildlife Federation CEO Collin O’Mara stated, a “dereliction of duty.”  But dwelling on …

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