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National Wildlife Refuges

These Public Lands Were Made for You and Me

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.08.2017 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

As a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who was responsible for the conservation and stewardship of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System, I am appalled by the illegal armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon.

Andrew Perez

Congressman Who Praised Duct Tape Oil Repairs Vows To Fix Three In His District | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maybe repairing leaky oil pipes with duct tape and trash bags isn't something to be glad about. Rep. Vance McAllister (R-La.) charact...

Michael McAuliff

Congressmen Defend Repairing Oil Pipes With Trash Bags And Duct Tape | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressmen who are angry at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement of environmental regulations were not outraged by an activist's ...

On the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 02.20.2013 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

We've all heard of the fiscal cliff, but what you may not know is that these cuts, scheduled to take effect in early January 2013, will also hurt America's wildlife.

Fiscal Cliff an Opportunity for Congress to Finally End Oil Subsidies

Gene Karpinski | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Across the country, candidates who stood by the environmental community and a clean energy agenda -- including President Obama -- were overwhelmingly elected, while candidates tied to oil and coal companies lost.

Providing Refuge for All Americans

Jim DiPeso | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Jim DiPeso

That's the timeless lesson Americans learned when Theodore Roosevelt established America's first refuge on Pelican Island 109 years ago -- and one that we must diligently remind our elected political leaders of today.

Taking Our Message to Capitol Hill

Caitlin Cattelino | Posted 06.18.2012 | Denver
Caitlin Cattelino

Without sufficient funding, national wildlife refuges in Colorado may not be able to continue protecting wildlife, which would, in turn, hurt local economies.

Coastal Refuges Face Destruction

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamie Rappaport Clark

I've come to one conclusion on the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon ore oil rig: we may be looking at the destruction of some of our most iconic and important coastal wildlife refuges.