Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury in Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the … Read more

The Pika Predicament: Wildlife & the Climate Crisis

Our wildlife are in crisis, with a third of species in decline. Climate change greatly exacerbates this decline. Sadly, unchecked climate change will drive many species to extinction. The effects … Read more

Climate Change is Having a Big Impact on Small Mammals

Climate change has arrived. The years of waiting and watching for the changes we were told to expect are over. We have seen drought, sea level rise, and melting glaciers. … Read more

The White House’s Illegal Ethanol Boost Would Hurt People and Wildlife

Yesterday, President Trump traveled to Iowa to announce that he is instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to loosen restrictions on selling higher blends of ethanol in gasoline. He, of course, … Read more

EPA’s Latest Proposal: More Mercury In Fish and People

This administration’s attempts to roll back clean air, clean water, climate, and other environmental safeguards are numerous and sometimes overwhelming. Yet, continued public watchfulness is necessary, as evidenced by the … Read more

Gutting the Clean Power Plan

As the impacts of climate change hit home in another summer of regrettable records such as the massive megafires that are burning in California and the red tide that is … Read more

Pruitt’s Resignation a Chance for a Fresh Start at EPA

Embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has tendered his resignation, three months after we at the National Wildlife Federation called for his removal. He becomes only the second EPA … Read more

Help Stop Three Attacks on Clean Water

Both wildlife and people across America deserve nothing less than clean water in our lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. We all deserve the certainty that the water coming from the … Read more

Clean Power Plan Repeal and Replace Scheme Threatens Wildlife

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is at it again with a plan to gut America’s first ever federal measure to protect wildlife from the dangers of climate … Read more

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A Silver Lining for Conservationists in 2017 — We’re Winning The War of Ideas

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for conservation. The Paris Climate Agreement had two out of three remaining holdouts, Syria and Nicaragua, sign the accord — leaving the U.S. … Read more