Miles Grant’s Archive

Developing: Honolulu Harbor Molasses Spill Deadly for Fish, Marine Life (UPDATE)

UPDATE 9/13: Cleanup is being slowed because neither the company transporting the molasses nor the state had any spill response plan, reports the Honolulu Star Advertiser. When we think of …

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

It’s been a cruel summer for supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. First, President Obama pledged to connect his decision on Keystone XL to its climate-disrupting carbon pollution, …

Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod Bay Wildlife

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air …

New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer …

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer …

Would an American Win the Land Mammal Belmont Stakes?

The Wall Street Journal asks a great question this morning: Who would win if any animal could compete in this weekend’s Belmont Stakes with no rider required? Journal writers Geoff …

Months After Arkansas Tar Sands Disaster, Exxon Still Silent on Spill Cause

Here’s today’s update on the Exxon Mobil Pegasus tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas: Exxon still isn’t revealing a cause and the wetlands still aren’t restored. Not much of an …

Another Big Loss for Tar Sands: British Columbia Rejects Northern Gateway

In a major victory for conservationists, the British Columbia government has rejected the proposed Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. While the rejection isn’t necessarily the end of the road for …

South Dakota Officials Drag Keystone Politics into School Bomb Drill

Officials in South Dakota’s Hot Springs somehow decided it would be a good idea to insert their personal politics into a disaster drill: While the drill actually commenced at 12:30 …

Bald Eagle Comeback Highlights Need for McCarthy’s Leadership at EPA

Just a generation after they were re-introduced, bald eagles are coming back strong in Massachusetts. But at the very same time, polluter allies in Congress are playing political games with …

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