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Kemp's Ridley hatchlings on their way to sea.

11 Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and a $100 Million Look Ahead

Eleven years ago, the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion killed 11 people and for 87 days oil flowed into the Gulf, injuring critical habitat, fish, and wildlife. Even now, the impacts …

Last Chance: Governor Whitmer Must Act to Shut Down Line 5

For the sake of brevity, I will start with my conclusion: Enbridge and Line 5 need to exit stage left and only Governor Whitmer can officially uphold public trust in …

Enbridge’s Safety Violations, Damage to Oil Pipeline Spells Game Over for Line 5

On Friday, June 19th, energy transportation company Enbridge disclosed two massive failures in its pipeline operations. The first is their failure to uphold agreements on pipeline safety, resulting in $6.7 …

Ten Years After the BP Oil Spill, Restoration Offers Hope for the Gulf

This blog post is co-authored with colleagues from National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, The Nature Conservancy, and Ocean Conservancy. On April 20, 2010, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil …

John Francis, the Planetwalker: A Champion for the Environment

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating the many African Americans – like Dr. John Francis — who have contributed to the environmental conservation movement. Dr. Francis’ unique …

Line 5 Oil Pipeline a Threat to the Great Lakes

Under the Straits of Mackinac – where the heart of America’s freshwater seas meet – runs an aging oil pipeline carrying up to 23 million gallons of oil a day. …

Progress Towards Restoring the Gulf for Wildlife

Now that BP and the other oil companies have settled with the states and the federal government, there is roughly $16 billion dollars available for restoration. But even this enormous sum …

Help the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

One species that profits from the wide range of benefits estuaries have to offer is the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, found primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The Kemp’s ridley …

Flawed Pipeline Review Process Puts Tribes and Waters at Risk

The Standing Rock Sioux tribes have a filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to halt construction of the pipeline due to inadequate review and tribal consultation under bedrock laws …

Ongoing Battle Six Years After Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing important moments in our …

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