National Wildlife Federation (NWF)
- Homepage: http://www.nwf.org/
July 2007: "National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future.
On March 1, 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt appointed political cartoonist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling to be chief of the U.S. Biological Survey. Darling urged the president to convene a conference in Washington D.C. to bring together individuals, organizations and agencies interested in the restoration and conservation of wildlife resources. Even then, America's land, water and wildlife were threatened. Recognizing the link between the people's health, the environment and our quality of life, conference participants set out to protect them all. They understood that it would take millions of informed, motivated people to do the job.
The conference took place from February 3-7, 1936 and was called the North American Wildlife Conference. Darling resigned his position with the Biological Survey just before the conference.
At this conference an organization was created and was called the General Wildlife Federation. Darling was elected president. The first annual meeting was held March 3, 1937 in St. Louis, Missouri. The General Wildlife Federation became the National Wildlife Federation in 1938.
Today, the National Wildlife Federation is America's conservation organization protecting wildlife for our children's future."
September 2011: "The National Wildlife Federation and other environmental groups assailed that conclusion, saying the State Department had not sufficiently accounted for the impacts of a major spill. More than 1,200 people were arrested during two weeks of protests against Keystone XL outside the White House this summer."http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/business/energy-environment/agency-struggles-to-safeguard-pipeline-system.html
October 2007: Many environmental groups, torn between concern about climate and long-standing antipathy toward nuclear power, are seizing on the cost issue. 'We're not an anti-nuclear group,' says Jeremy Symons, executive director of the global warming program at the National Wildlife Federation. 'But it doesn't make sense for the government to be investing in nuclear when the money could be put into renewables and energy efficiency.'http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/07/AR2007100701324.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Jeremy Symons Person Mar 25, 2008 Organization Executive (past or present) Heather White Esq. Person Jan 26, 2012
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 09, 2011 Pipeline Spills Put Safeguards Under Scrutiny
QUOTE: The little-known federal agency charged with monitoring the system and enforcing safety measures — the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration — is chronically short of inspectors and lacks the resources needed to hire more, leaving too much of the regulatory control in the hands of pipeline operators themselves...
New York Times Jun 01, 2008 Warm-up for a global-warming law: Congress to begin work on a bill the next president would be willing to sign.
QUOTE: The top presidential nominees in both parties back a cap-and-trade system to limit US emissions of greenhouse gases. President Bush opposes it, and the White House is expected to detail objections to the 494-page Senate bill on Monday.
Christian Science Monitor May 22, 2008 Proposed change to water law riles landowners
QUOTE: Smith sometimes diverts water on his 20,000-acre spread for the sake of his animals or crops. He worries that doing so under a new law will mean lots of paperwork, lawyers and site visits rather than a few scrapes of a backhoe. "We're perfectly capable of doing what's right for the land," says Smith, who has 1,000 head of cattle in Glen. "We know that if we don't take care of it, we won't take care of our animals."
USA TODAY Oct 08, 2007 Nuclear Power Primed for Comeback: Demand, Subsidies Spur U.S. Utilities
QUOTE: Many environmental groups, torn between concern about climate and long-standing antipathy toward nuclear power, are seizing on the cost issue. "We're not an anti-nuclear group," says Jeremy Symons, executive director of the global warming program at the National Wildlife Federation. "But it doesn't make sense for the government to be investing in nuclear when the money could be put into renewables and energy efficiency."
Washington Post Sep 08, 2005 Bird's Advocates Challenge Corps
QUOTE: Today the National Wildlife Federation and the Arkansas Wildlife Federation are filing a lawsuit in federal district court in Little Rock, challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plans to spend $319 million to take water from the White River and give it to farmers.
Washington Post Apr 29, 2004 Hatchery Salmon to Count as Wildlife
QUOTE: The Bush administration has decided to count hatchery-bred fish...when it decides whether stream-bred wild salmon are entitled to protection under the Endangered Species Act....Six of the world's leading experts on salmon ecology complained last month in the journal Science that fish produced in hatcheries cannot be counted on to save wild salmon.
Washington Post Jan 14, 2003 EPA to Allow Polluters to Buy Clean Water Credits:
QUOTE: ...allow industrial polluters to purchase "credits" from lesser polluters to bring them into compliance with the Clean Water Act.
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