Great Waters

Congress Gives Interior Programs a Treat

Yesterday, Congress handed out a giant treat to agencies charged with protecting and managing our nation’s wildlife and natural resources. The House and Senate have approved a $32.2 billion Interior …

NYT Report Confirms: Clean Water Act Protection Slips for Americans

Imagine not being able to bathe your children with tap water for fear they will break out in painful rashes, or having to use bottled water to brush your teeth …

Water Pollution Dampens Summer Fun

August: the month where every spare moment is spent around water—swimming, fishing, boating, beachcombing. As summer wanes, you might consider how much clean streams, lakes and beaches mean to you …

Key Clean Water Bill Moves Forward

Great news today from the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which passed the Clean Water Restoration Act! It now heads to the full Senate. Here’s what Jan Goldman-Carter, the …

Will Congress Act Soon to Protect the Nation’s Waters?

Given how much we all depend on clean water, the answer should be a no-brainer. But believe it or not, this is a decision that each member of Congress now …

Great Lakes, Raw Sewage, New Jobs and You

How are the Great Lakes, raw sewage, new jobs and you related? Well, this week, National Wildlife Federation supporters like you are in our Capitol asking our leaders to restore …

Historic Great Lakes Protections Become Law!

Less than two weeks ago, President Bush signed the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Compact, ensuring the protection of one of our country’s most important natural resources! The Compact culminates 10 …

Great Woes for the Great Lakes

Check out Kari Lyderson’s article in today’s Washington Post for a look at how decreased ice cover on the Great Lakes is impacting the shipping industry, outdoor recreation opportunities and …

Corps Reform Measures Included in WRDA

The Water Resources Development Act, which has passed both the House and Senate, includes key reform measures that would help better protect and mitigate for the loss of wetlands and …

The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming

The National Wildlife Federation just released a report on the impacts of global warming on one of America’s most cherished regions, “The Chesapeake Bay and Global Warming: A Paradise Lost …

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