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First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Fully Financed for 2015 Construction

3/3/2015 // By Amber Hewett

2015 will be the year the United States begins constructing its first offshore wind turbines. This major milestone will set the stage for the largest and most scalable clean energy source waiting untapped right next to some of this country’s largest …

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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. …

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 …


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 …

Across the Atlantic, offshore wind has been advancing for more than 20 years... it's time for the US to catch up! (photo: London Array)

Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs

1/30/2015 // By Amber Hewett

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was the fourth of its kind, doubling the area currently leased …

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Marylanders Rally on First Day of General Assembly Session to Double State’s Clean Energy Goals

1/27/2015 // By Carolyn Millard

On the cold morning of January 14th, the first day of Maryland’s General Assembly, the National Wildlife Federation, our partners in the Maryland Climate Coalition, and other clean energy supporters rallied in front of the State House to call for …

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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 …

Offshore wind turbines (Photo credit: London Array)

Energy Bill Proposed in Massachusetts Contains Unprecedented Commitment to Offshore Wind Power

1/23/2015 // By Amber Hewett

2015 is gearing up to be a major turning point in America’s offshore wind power story. For years, debate, misinformation, and fossil-fuel funded opposition have kept America from hosting a single one of the more than 2,000 offshore wind turbines …

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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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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 …