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Wildlife Refuges

Keep Public Lands Public -- And the Wildlife They Protect!

Dan Ashe | Posted 08.05.2016 | Green
Dan Ashe

Woody Guthrie captured something essential about our nation when he penned the classic American song, “This Land is Your Land” more than 75 years ...

Cruel Summer: The War on Wildlife Continues in Appropriations Bills

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 07.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Summer is finally here, but for those of us who fight to protect our nation's wildlife and natural heritage, this summer has been anything but restful...

Safe Havens for Our Wildlife Has No ETA on the Horizon

Peter Getty | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

It's a shame to see how loudly the calls for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline are when the preservation of our remaining Megafauna -- a resource unlikely to be technologically obviated, like oil, any time soon -- remains a backwater in the national discourse.

Andrew Perez

Oil Spills In Wildlife Refuge After Republicans Dismiss Need For New Regulation | Andrew Perez | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks after Republican lawmakers dismissed the need for new rules on drilling in national wildlife refuges, federal agencies are cle...

Andrew Perez

Rep. Don Young Says Oil Drilling Regulations Are A 'Hare-Brained Idea' | Andrew Perez | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) wants to know who's really behind the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to consider new regulations on...

Little-known Land and Water Conservation Fund Vital to Outdoor Legacy

Norm Dicks | Posted 11.22.2013 | Green
Norm Dicks

That pact between the American people and their government will be broken unless we see some much-needed leadership from Congress in defense of our outdoor economy and our natural heritage.

Kate Sheppard

Government Shutdown Cuts Off Hunting And Fishing Areas | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Yet another group is worried about the effects of the federal government's shutdown: hunters and fishers who use public lands. In a ...

Report: Interior Secretary To Step Down

Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar reportedly plans to step down from his cabinet position in the Obama administration. According to The Denver Post, S...

This Halloween Could Mean Scary Cuts to Wildlife Conservation Programs

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

It's Halloween and Congress is eyeing some downright scary cuts to vital wildlife conservation programs as part of its budget cutting frenzy. But while these programs may seem like easy targets for cuts, there is a lot more to the story.

Six Months Later, a Unique Opportunity Emerges for Gulf Refuges

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

On the six month anniversary of the Gulf oil spill, let's honor the region by committing ourselves to action. The Gulf, one of America's true natural treasures, is worth it.

Oil Spill Animals: Zoos And Aquariums Are On Alert

The New York Times | SINDYA BHANOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thirty-two national wildlife refuges are at risk because of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. They span five states -- Alabama, Louisiana, Flori...

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.

Congress Says Yes to Guns in National Parks

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

In its ongoing efforts to open up every possible space in America to gun toting, the NRA succeeded in attaching to the credit card bill legislation allowing loaded guns in National Parks and Wildlife Refuges.