Weekly News Roundup – March 2, 2012

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:

Dear Media – Give Your Readers the Facts on Gas Prices and Keystone XL

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March 1 – In response to industry advertising and media reporting of tar sands pipeline Keystone XL’s purported benefits, NWF today sent this memo to media to urge them to put the facts ahead of spin on the effect that the pipeline would have on gas prices here in the U.S. 

In the last six months the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has increasingly been used by politicians to score political points in the broader debate about the future of American energy policy. MSNBC had a piece yesterday that exposed the misinformation behind the political games. Your readers deserve the facts as well. This memo tackles one of the many questions surrounding the pipeline: if built, what effect will it have on gas prices?

Sportsmen commend Udall for considering permanent protection for Browns Canyon

February 27 – Hunters, anglers, rafters, and other outdoors enthusiasts who want to conserve what makes Browns Canyon special welcomed U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s announcement Sunday that he is launching an effort to permanently protect the area.

The rugged area in south-central Colorado is among the most scenic in the state, drawing nearly 270,000 commercial and private boaters on the Arkansas River last year and generating roughly $24 million in direct spending, said Bill Dvorak of Nathrop, an organizer with the National Wildlife Federation and fishing and rafting guide.

And here are highlights from NWF in the News:

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