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Granting Safe Passage to Panthers

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New roadside detectors in Florida help the big cats get to the other side

by Caitlin Leutwiler

Senate Votes to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from Big Oil Drills

U.S. Senate rejects Big Oil giveaway, protecting key polar bear habitat from dangerous drilling

In March 2012, in its first vote on the issue since 2008, the U.S. Senate decisively voted down a measure to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration.

The amendment, offered by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), mirrored an extreme “drill everywhere” bill passed in the House of Representatives in February under the guise of funding this year’s transportation bill.

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Defenders President Jamie Rappaport Clark, © Krista Schlyer

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