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Confronting the “Forever Chemical”

Michigan residents and the National Wildlife Federation’s advocacy scored a major win in July, with the announcement of new regulations limiting harmful chemicals in drinking water. The new rules limit …

Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to …

What If There Be No Goose Music?

Aldo Leopold shared his concern for the future of his children in his renowned essay “Goose Music,” which first appeared in his classic book A Sand County Almanac: “I hope …

Gold Rush or Fool’s Gold?: Congress Discusses the Impacts of Natural Gas Drilling

Striking a balance between public health, profit, and the environmental impacts of natural gas drilling is a debate that is drawing national attention. The development of the popular fossil fuel …

House and Senate Bills Offer a Breath of Fresh Air…

FRAC Act Focuses on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing

What the frack? Even 60 Minutes and CSI are concerned…

Fracturing for Frankenfuels

by Larry J. Schweiger I posted this response on National Journal’s blog in response to the question: Should the federal government seek to regulate a controversial extraction method for natural …

Yep, There’s Something in the Water

 The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was created to ensure protection of the public’s drinking water supply. BUT, not all processes that introduce pollutants into water are being supervised right …

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