National Wildlife Federation

Treatment of Plant Construction and Land Use

Number: 1975-12   WHEREAS, the Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to issue $18 billion in grants for the construction of municipal waste water treatment plants; and WHEREAS, the construction of such plants, sewers, and interceptor lines for excessive reserve capacity has been found to stimulate additional land use and development which, when unplanned, leads to increase environment ...[Read More]

Funding for Dickey-Lincoln Act

Number: 1975-28   WHEREAS, the St. John River watershed in northern Maine is a significant wildlife and fisheries habitat, a wilderness area with little access, and is highly productive in forest products which are renewable resources; and WHEREAS, the proposed Dickey-Lincoln hydroelectric project would destroy forever this unique resource by flooding 89,000 acres of the watershed; and WHEREA ...[Read More]

Timber Management Policies of the U.S. Forest Service

Number: 1975-15   WHEREAS, the President’s Advisory Panel on Timber and the Environment recommends that public and private practices to increase timber production be concentrated on lands which are most responsive to intensified management; and WHEREAS, intensive forestry management can result in conflicts with other of the multiple uses when applied to areas which are least capable of ...[Read More]

The Environment and the Economy

Number: 1975-03   WHEREAS, the Nation’s mounting dual economic crisis of inflation and recession is stimulating critical review of Federal, state, and local expenditures for pollution controls and environmental protection; and WHEREAS, studies contracted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Council on Environmental Quality have found that current environmental expenditure ...[Read More]

Expression of Sorrow

Number: 1975-13   WHEREAS, accomplishments of conservationists in one era frequently are built upon sound foundations of efforts laid down by pioneers who preceded them; and WHEREAS, from the time of its inception in 1936 until the present, the success of the National Wildlife Federation can be attributed to the dedicated and devoted efforts of national, state, and local conservation leaders, ...[Read More]

Protection of Yellowstone River

Number: 1975-22   WHEREAS, the Yellowstone River is of vital importance to Montana and the Nation as a free-flowing stream which produces high quality water for agricultural, recreational, and municipal and industrial purposes; and WHEREAS, the value of the Yellowstone River and its watershed would be diminished greatly if the free-flowing character of the stream is altered; NOW, THEREFORE, B ...[Read More]

Environmental Hazards and the Burden of Proof

Number: 1975-08   WHEREAS, the hazardous environmental and human health effects of many pollutants and commercially-manufactured chemical substances cannot be proven because they do not become manifest for several years or even decades following introduction into the environment; and WHEREAS, thousands of chemical substances are manufactured commercially and used each year without publicly re ...[Read More]

Solid Waste Management

Number: 1975-11   WHEREAS, the nation’s total generation of solid wastes– agricultural, mining, and municipal–approaches five billion tons annually and is growing; and WHEREAS, municipal wastes alone comprise several million tons annually, and convenience packaging constitutes the fastest growing portion of those wastes; and WHEREAS, nearly half of the Nation’s cities ...[Read More]

Federal and Highway State Lighting

Number: 1975-24   WHEREAS, the entire nation is faced with a very real energy shortage with no short-term solution; and WHEREAS, the interstate, federal and state highways of the entire nation have literally millions of lights that burn from dusk to daylight at most all intersections; and WHEREAS, the lights are great in number and could be much less in number and still not reduce the safety ...[Read More]

Management of Wild Horses and Burros

Number: 1975-26   WHEREAS, wild horses and burros compete with native wildlife and domestic livestock for forage and water and create serious problems of erosion; and WHEREAS, wild horses and burros must be managed and maintained in numbers in harmony with the ability of the environment to support them and other desirable forms of wildlife and livestock; and WHEREAS, current restrictions impo ...[Read More]