EPA

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Methane is Back in the Congressional Hot Seat

Critical Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methane regulations are making their way back into effect. This is good news for wildlife like bats, mule deer, and cold weather-dependent moose that are …

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The Leaders We Need to Address the Wildlife Crisis and the Climate Crisis are Here

Our wildlife and lands face unprecedented challenges from the effects of climate change, toxic pollutants flowing into our air and water, energy development, mismanagement of natural resources, and worsening natural …

A pair of American oystercatchers on a shoreline eating a worm.

Wildlife Need a Climate Champion at the EPA

Climate change is destroying and fragmenting wildlife habitat. Birds like the American oystercatcher depend on low-lying coastal habitats for nesting, but increasingly intense storm surges and rising seas are washing …

Proposed EPA Ballast Rules Too Weak to Protect Great Lakes from Invasive Species

Year after year, the Great Lakes are being threatened by invasive species — with the silent intruders often getting a free ride in the ballast water of ocean going vessels. …

Drifting Disaster: How Certain Herbicides Destroy Native Bird Habitat

Perhaps you have heard about the millions of acres of soybean damages recently caused by the herbicide dicamba in the midwestern and southern parts of the country. However, it is …

Proposed Restrictions on Science Will Hurt People and Wildlife

Now, more than ever, we need our leaders to make rapid and informed decisions based on the best available science. But at a time when government action has the potential …

20,000 Americans to Trump Administration: Protect Pronghorn from Methane Pollution

Methane is a climate-disrupting “super-pollutant” and a potent greenhouse gas. Under the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency set regulations to limit the amount of methane that was to be …

What this Government Shutdown Means for Wildlife

Disagreements between Congress and the White House have partially shut down the federal government just before the end of the year. What does this mean for conservation? We don’t yet …

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 …

EPA Administrator Sets New Policy, Declares Treating Biomass as “Carbon Neutral”

Administrator Scott Pruitt recently broke from the science community to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency would turn a blind-eye to carbon pollution from biomass. This decision upended a scientific …

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