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Tony Iallonardo was senior communications manager for National Wildlife Federation from 2009 to early 2013. A longtime environmental advocate, he got his start working on campus recycling at UConnPIRG in the 90's. In recent years, he held media relations positions with National Environmental Trust, and National Audubon Society. Visit his Twitter feed @TonyIallonardo.
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Super Potent Rat Poison Harms Wildlife, Pets & Kids

1/24/2013 // By Tony Iallonardo

A super-toxic type of rodenticide has flooded the market in recent decades, a concoction more toxic than traditional rat poisons and more persistent in the environment. Read more >

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Will Keystone XL Spoil Your Holidays?

12/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

One of the sadder rituals in the nation’s capital is the “December surprise,” whereby the administration in power makes controversial pronouncements right around a major holiday. I’d be willing to bet all the candy canes in my stocking that the […] Read more >

Poll – Keystone XL Pummeled by Clean Energy

11/14/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

National Wildlife Federation released results of a Zogby commissioned poll covering several climate and energy issues.  The poll, done just after the election, finds support for Keystone XL was dwarfed by voters’ desire for expanded renewable energy investments. Support for […] Read more >

New Chevron Money Dump as Unprecedented Polluter Cash Flows

10/26/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters this election year are doing the equivalent of betting it all.  They’re spending unprecedented amounts of cash to influence the election in the hopes of electing policy makers who will gut clean air and clean water protections.  The latest, is […] Read more >

Where is the climate debate?: New Hampshire

10/26/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

The political debates are heating up this fall, like the planet, and yet, while candidates across the country debate issues like the future of Medicare, Afghanistan and the federal deficit, there’s rarely mention of our warming planet, much less a solution offered. Read more >

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NWF Tells Fox News – Enbridge Pipeline Could Cause Terrible Spill

10/25/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

When NASDAQ seemed to connect a temporary drop in shares of tar sands pipeline company Enbidge to a new report from NWF, it got the attention of Fox Business News’ Melissa Francis, whose program has an emphasis on energy issues.  […] Read more >

Conservation groups and now the Canadian government are expressing concern that TransCanada lacks a safety culture.  The same lapses resulted in numerous incidents by their competitor Enbridge, including the deadly explosion pictured above.

Original Keystone Pipeline Shuts Down, Safety a Concern

10/18/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, TransCanada, the energy giant proposing to build the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline announced it is shutting the original Keystone pipeline it operates. They say the line will be shut for three days due to an undisclosed “anomaly.”   The […] Read more >

Exxon’s Stealth Moves to Run Tar Sands into New England

10/9/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

We’ve written before about Big Oil’s new playbook on tar sands: using stealth tactics to make it harder for the public to figure out what dangerous projects they have in mind and trying to pull one over on the public. Bearing locally-based […] Read more >

The scene of the arrest.  Ms. Fairchild felt bullied and pushed around by TransCanada, the company building the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone and the Cops: Grandma Arrested Defending her Land from Pipeline

10/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

The streets of east Texas are safer now that great grandmother Eleanor Fairchild is in the clink.  The charge: trespassing on her own land. Ms. Fairchild was trying to stop destruction of her property from heavy equipment being used to clear the […] Read more >

TransCanada – The Neighbor from Hell for Many Landowners

9/20/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

The company that’s been bullying landowners across the U.S. to put the dangerous Keystone XL tar sands pipeline under their private land wants you to feel okay about it.  So they’ve hatched a handy slogan the boys from Mad Men […] Read more >