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2008-12-11 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Mike Daulton, Legislative Director, National Audubon Society: "The swan song of this administration is par for the course: special treatment for special interests at the expense of sound science and conservation. Despite a public outcry and signals from Congress and the President-elect that this plan should be reversed, the Bush administration is determined to put the proverbial foxes in charge of the hen house....

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2008-11-14 11:35:00

On Thursday, U.S. conservation groups rejoiced the looming end of "environmental abuse and neglect" by the Bush administration and vowed to labor with President-elect Barack Obama to overturn the course of the last eight years. "The Bush administration has done a lot of damage to our nation's environmental protections over the last eight years," said Mike Daulton, the National Audubon Society's legislative director. "And nowhere is that more evident than the Bush administration's drilling...

2008-11-05 00:00:08

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Voters in this historic election cast their ballots not only for change, but for a new era of hope for our environment, and the people, birds, and other wildlife that depend on it. Washington has been ignoring critical environmental issues for too long. President-elect Barack Obama and a more environmentally aware Congress offer the promise of leadership and fundamental change that could usher in new protections for America's great natural...

2008-10-27 18:00:15

Florida's conservation community issued glowing praise for Gov. Charlie Crist today after the governor strongly endorsed Amendment 4, Florida's land conservation amendment, at an Audubon of Florida event Friday evening in Crystal River. "I'm reminded that Teddy Roosevelt's 150th birthday would be Monday. It's a political year, I don't know if you realize, but we have an election coming up. And there's an important amendment, regarding conservation," Crist said during his keynote address to...

2008-10-21 15:00:16

What is TogetherGreen? It's all about helping you get involved in creating a brighter, healthier future. It's a dynamic and innovative Audubon program funded by Toyota that aims to provide inspiration, leadership and opportunities that inspire people everywhere to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of our environment. Today, TogetherGreen announces its first conservation grant winners. Forty-one projects in 24 states will receive TogetherGreen...

2008-09-16 12:00:44

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Tony Iallonardo of the National Audubon Society, +1-202- 271-8602 Statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society: "We are deeply disappointed with the House energy bill due for a vote today. Instead of adopting forward-looking policies that will address our long-term energy needs,...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

To: ENVIRONMENTAL EDITORS Contact: Tony Iallonardo of the National Audubon Society, +1-202- 861-2242 x3042 WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Environmental Protection Agency made a rare decision to veto a $220 million Army Corps of Engineers flood-control project in the Mississippi Delta known as Yazoo Pump. Such vetoes of Army Corps projects are rare, having happened only 12 times in the EPA's history and not since 1990. Audubon, other conservation groups and...

2008-08-12 18:00:17

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Tony Iallonardo of National Audubon Society, +1-202-861- 2242, ext. 3042 Statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President,National Audubon Society WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Betsy Loyless, Senior Vice President, National Audubon Society: Science and sound decision-making have never been the hallmark of the Bush administration. Today's proposal to gut the Endangered Species Act is the latest in a sad...

2008-08-01 18:00:17

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Brian Rutledge, +1-970-482-4719, or Kevin Doherty, +1- 307-745-4848, both of National Audubon Society LARAMIE, Wyo.,Aug. 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An executive order issued by Governor Dave Freudenthal endorsing the conservation of the Greater Sage-grouse amounts to a courageous and commonsense act to protect the unique resources of the region, said Brian Rutledge, Executive Director of Audubon Wyoming. Based on months of work by community leaders,...

2008-07-25 18:00:33

By KEN MIDKIFF Lately, just about every news story that has to do with drilling in ANWR, national forest protection, energy policy and other so- called conservation issues contains quotes of representatives from "environmental groups." This is done in the style of objective journalism, as if maybe, just maybe, there's another side to a story about decimation and destruction in the name of profit and in the interest of reporting both sides of the story. Not-so-objective reports on, say,...