EPA

Sand dunes at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Lake Michigan Indiana

Closing the Door on Invasive Species

Many years ago, a friend and I landed our boat on the beach at Sterling Park on Lake Erie. Setting up decoys to hunt for waterfowl, we stepped into the chilly … Read more

Sackett property

The Saga Continues: The Sacketts, the Lawsuit, and the Clean Water Act

This blog is the first in a six-part series. Here are the second, third, fourth, and fifth parts. In 2004 an Idaho couple, Chantell and Mike Sackett, purchased a plot … Read more

Bull moose standing in vegetation

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 … Read more

bald eagle

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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. … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more