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.

Remote camera photo of OR7 captured on 5/3/2014 in eastern Jackson County on USFS land (USFWS).”
June 23, 2015

A Literal Lone Wolf: The Journey of OR-7

The journey of OR-7, a wandering wolf who has captured the hearts and minds of thousands of people all over the world, is of even more importance now as the House and Senate consider must-pass spending bills containing bad wolf-focused policy riders.

Senator Cardin (D-MD) speaks in front of the White House.
June 11, 2015

Senator Cardin Paves the Way for Cleaner Water

Today Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced the FRESHER Act, legislation that would close the loophole in the Clean Water Act that endangers water quality near oil and gas operations.

Bald Eagles are still prevalent today in large part thanks to the ESA
May 15, 2015

Stand Up for the Endangered Species Act this Endangered Species Day

Celebrate Endangered Species Day by telling your member of Congress to oppose all legislation that undermines the Endangered Species Act.

Caribou graze on the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
April 10, 2015

One Step Closer to Wilderness Designation in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Unprotected areas of the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are now one step closer to the wilderness designation they deserve.

Solar in Colorado
March 13, 2015

States Show Support for the Clean Power Plan

Two events on Capitol Hill brought in voices from across the country in support of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan.

European Grey Wolf
March 6, 2015

The Wolf: Man’s Best, and Oldest, Friend

New research has found that our relationship with wolves may go back further than previously thought—and could have been the impetus that allowed the first humans to spread across the world.

Ocean net destruction
February 24, 2015

Pushing Our Oceans to the Precipice of Extinction

A new study published last month in Science finds that damage caused to marine ecosystems from overharvesting, oil drilling and climate change is a major threat to ocean vitality.

passenger pigeon
January 8, 2015

The ESA: A Glimmer of Hope in the Face of an Extinction Crisis

The extinction of the passenger pigeon is a frightening example of what our future could hold if we don’t value our natural heritage by upholding the protections of the Endangered Species Act.

meeting of fracking activists
December 8, 2014

Community Leaders Bring Data-Driven Stories to Washington, D.C.

In November, community members flew to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about a new report examining fracking's impact on air quality.

Silver Glen Springs in the Ocala National Forest, Florida
October 31, 2014

Our National Forests Must be Protected from “Lawless” Logging

S. 1966, the “National Forests Job and Management Act of 2014,” would result in the loss of at least 7.5 million acres over a 15-year period.