Conservation

Clean Water Act Turns 45 – Let’s Keep It Strong

October is the month for scary stories, so here goes. Once upon a time, there were no federal standards to protect water quality in our rivers, streams, bays, and lakes. …

Protecting the Most Important Fish in the Sea

Update: If you are reading this post thanks to commercial fishing industry-funded organizations, we would like to inform you that the National Wildlife Federation supports the sustainable harvest of seafood, …

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Time to Stand Up for a Special Wild Place

Some of America’s most iconic wildlife and fish, including polar bears, grizzly bears, muskoxen, caribou, and hundreds of thousands of birds from around the globe, live in or annually migrate …

When Our Water Turns Green

It wasn’t Chicago, and it wasn’t St. Patrick’s Day. In mid-September 2017, Toledo’s Maumee River turned a bright green, matching the western Lake Erie it empties out to, carrying the …

Save Our ______

As Congress and the White House continue the process of crafting the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, funding for environmental and other federal programs essential to protecting wildlife, maintaining our clean …

Full Throttle Reverse

The Administration has taken another step backwards in the effort to ensure a stable and safe climate for wildlife.  Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced that the Environmental Protection Agency plans …

Agencies Falling Short in Efforts to Curb Lake Erie’s Toxic Algae

In recent weeks, the harmful algal bloom in the Western Basin of Lake Erie covered more than 700 square miles.  Images of a green-fouled Maumee River, Maumee Bay and Lake …

Court Decision Reinstates BLM Methane Pollution Rule

Methane, an invisible super pollutant and energy resource, will no longer be wasted on America’s cherished public lands as a result of lawsuit brought by the National Wildlife Federation and …

EPA: Hear Our Voices, Protect Clean Water

We all deserve clean water, be it for drinking, swimming, or fishing. However, the Trump Administration is on a path to roll back Clean Water Act protections that have safeguarded …

Department of Energy Proposed Rule Designed to Prop up Dirty Coal

Under the guise of pushing “grid reliability,” Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas …

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