October, 2009

Highlight of the Week: Latest Version of Energy Legislation Most Ambitious Yet

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) unveiled a newer, more ambitious version of climate and energy legislation that calls for reducing U.S. carbon pollution, promoting energy … Read more

Economic Message of the Week: Report: Energy Legislation Could Boost Economy

A new report shows energy legislation would create millions of jobs, raise income levels, and strengthen the U.S. economy. The analysis, released by Environmental Entrepreneurs, is based on collaborative research by teams at … Read more

Communities Push for Energy Legislation

As the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works kicks off hearings on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, leaders from communities on the frontlines of climate impacts … Read more

Christian Coalition Pushes for Energy Legislation

The Christian Coalition has joined the National Wildlife Federation to push for comprehensive climate and energy legislation. The religious grassroots organization teamed with NWF to release an advertisement calling for action … Read more

Sportsman Virtual Town Hall Draws Thousands

When the great-grandson of a former president and a respected former senator get together for a talk with a few thousand concerned citizens, people pay attention. More than 13,000 hunters and … Read more

Report: Arctic Ice Melt Spurs Warming

According to the latest edition of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) annual Arctic report card, drastically receding Arctic sea ice may alter the climate and weather balance for the … Read more

Protection Proposal Designates Polar Bear Habitat

The Obama Administration has released a proposed rule designating critical habitat for polar bears under the Endangered Species Act. After listing the bear as threatened under the Act last year, the Department of … Read more

NWF’s Larry Schweiger to Testify on Capitol Hill

National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger is set to testify before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee today. Here’s what Larry wrote on his blog yesterday previewing … Read more

Still Think Climate Change Is Just For Treehuggers?

For those who might still think that climate change only matters to treehuggers, check out what some courageous leaders from communities on the front lines of climate impacts said as … Read more

Can All Senators Hear Growing Clamor for Clean Energy?

I spent the day watching the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. But while I listened to Sen. Jim Inhofe … Read more