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Weekly News Roundup – June 15, 2012
Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:
June 15 – One hundred organizations from across the country have sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to support the Soil and Wetlands Conservation Amendment (S.A. 2219) introduced by Senator Cardin (D-MD) as part of the 2012 Farm Bill. The amendment aims to “renew the long-standing conservation compact with farmers by re-attaching basic soil and water conservation measures to premium subsidies for crop insurance.”
The hundred groups signed on to the letter include hunting, fishing, farming and conservation organizations, representing millions of Americans who care about protecting soil, wetlands and wildlife habitat.
June 12 – Today, more than 500 organizations, businesses and individuals signed a letter asking congressional leaders not to further cut funding to the Conservation Title of the Farm Bill. Noting that conservation programs already have been significantly cut in recent years and will bear more than their fair share of deficit reduction in the Farm Bill as currently drafted, the letter asks Congress to “hold the line” on conservation funding at the amounts provided in the bill approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee.
And here are highlights from NWF in the News:
- AFP: US begins review of new Keystone pipeline route
- MSNBC: Cartoonist turns lawsuit threat into $100K charity fundraiser
- Public News Service: High Park Fire: Sign of Things to Come this Summer?
- The News Herald: Deadline for Great American Campout at Heritage Park is today
- Indian Country Today: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Receive Top Conservation Award
- EnergyWire: Do increasing oil flows open door to more spills? (subscription required)
- Journal Sentinel: Opinion: Federal review needed for pipeline repair project
- Michigan Live: Column: Enbridge puts Michigan residents at risk with pipeline project
- Frederick News-Post: Nature for rent
For more, visit www.nwf.org/News