Washington, DC

House Subcommittee Considers Wildlife Corridors Legislation

The House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife considered the Wildlife Corridors Conservation Act today, that would represent the most significant action taken in modern American history to protect wildlife corridors and habitat connectivity.
Washington, DC

Federal Agency Orders Halt to Mountain Valley Pipeline Construction

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission late yesterday ordered the fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline to halt construction activities along the entire 303-mile route of the
Washington, DC

More Than 270 Groups Urge Senate to Increase Endangered Species Funding

In the face of growing concerns over the global wildlife extinction crisis, more than 270 conservation groups today urged the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations

Press Releases

Atlanta, GA

Conservation groups in court to save highly endangered whales

Right whales' only known calving grounds threatened by Navy project.
Washington, DC

Congress should end tax breaks for polluters, invest in green economy

Conservationists, public interest groups call on Congress to cut $20 billion in wasteful spending.
Washington, DC

Wild bumble bees teeter on brink of extinction

Conservation groups and scientists ask the USDA to protect wild bumble bees from disease.
Anchorage, AK

Shell Oil Chukchi Sea drilling plans challenged

Conservation and Alaska Native groups called for a timeout on oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean’s Chukchi Sea yesterday, filing a legal challenge against Shell
Washington, DC

Nine invasive snakes proposed for import ban

Restrictions on imports could help prevent environmental damage.
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