The Latest by Jenifer Collins

Former Legislative Representative

Serving on the Policy & Legislation team until 2019, Jenifer covered the clean water and safe drinking water dockets.

Chris Wilke, executive director of Puget Soundkeeper, is on a mission to protect Puget Sound from dangerous agricultural and stormwater runoff.
March 8, 2018

Clean Water Rule Rider Sells Democracy Downriver

Congress is using a harmful, sneaky provision in a large must-pass spending bill to try and make it easier for EPA to repeal the Clean Water Rule without public or legal oversight.

Polluter-backed members of Congress are bent on putting forth an agenda that eviscerates vital safeguards, such as protections for clean water.
January 31, 2017

Clean Water Protections Under Attack in Early Days of 115th Congress

Polluter-backed members of Congress are bent on putting forth an agenda that eviscerates vital safeguards, such as protections for clean water.

Bureau of Land Management
May 27, 2016

Celebrating Clean Water Protections

One year ago, we celebrated new clean water protections, but we still have a long way to go to achieve drinkable, swimmable, fishable waterways for all.

Flint, Michigan, during the lead contamination crisis in January 2016.
April 20, 2016

Senate Democrats Show LEADership on Lead

Senate Democrats, led by Senator Cardin (D-MD), recently introduced legislation to combat lead contamination in water and housing infrastructure.

Photo by Robert Meyers/Greenpeace
February 8, 2016

More Than Two Million Oppose Arctic and Atlantic Ocean Drilling

Activists deliver piles of signatures and comments to the White House, urging the administration to safeguard ocean ecosystems against irreparable harm.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
December 2, 2015

Senators Bennet and Markey Introduce Bill to Protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Today, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced legislation that would protect the coastal plain—the biological heart of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—as wilderness.

Approximately 40 percent of Hawaiian land snails are extinct.
August 21, 2015

No Species Is Exempt from Our Current Extinction Crisis

Recent studies show invertebrates, which constitute up to 99 percent of the world’s biodiversity, may not be getting enough attention as they struggle to avoid extinction.

Air pollution is visible in this shot of the Grand Canyon.
July 29, 2015

We Need Strong Ozone Rules to Clear the Air in Our National Parks

Our national parks are threatened by air pollution that harms the health of Americans as well as our natural history.

“Protect” spelled out by activists in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
July 17, 2015

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: The Sacred Place Where Life Begins

Learn more about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge straight from the women of the Gwich’in tribe in Alaska through Miho Aida’s film “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins: Gwich’in Women Speak.”

Seen on the side of the road near Murdo,South Dakota.
July 2, 2015

We’re Now Entering the Earth’s Sixth Great Extinction

According to multiple studies, Earth has entered its sixth large-scale extinction. The last time extinction rates were this high was when dinosaurs were wiped out more than 65 million years ago.