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Weekly News Roundup – November 9, 2012
Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news:
Election Reaffirms Need For Bipartisan Cooperation On Conservation
November 7-Voters re-elected President Obama and rewarded conservation-minded Congressional candidates last night, particularly in the Senate where candidates like Montana’s Jon Tester and Florida’s Bill Nelson were re-elected and open seats were filled by Maine’s Angus King and New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich.
Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:
“We are excited that voters have sent so many conservation leaders to Washington, new faces and old. These elections have opened a window of opportunity to realign the politics of the environment. Looking ahead, the question is whether Democrats and Republicans will work together to address the conservation issues facing America. For that to happen, Republicans in Washington need to listen to the strong conservation views of younger voters, women, Hispanics and even sportsmen.
For more election analysis, check out these blog posts:
- After the Election: Climate Change Will Head to Top of the Agenda
- Election 2012 Results for Wildlife: New Opportunity for a Political Realignment
- A Brighter Future for Wildlife
And now here are highlights from NWF in the news:
- Mother Nature Network: Great Lakes’ bill of health: Legacy contaminants decline as new ones appear
- UPI: Pro-green group rallies post-election
- Wall Street Journal: Environmental group sues NY over ballast rules
- The Hill: After Sandy, flood insurance reformers spring into action
- Associated Press: Go for charitable ‘adoption’ as holiday gift
For more visit www.nwf.org/news