Tony Iallonardo’s Archive

Enbridge Earns Rare Slap From Regulators

On Thursday, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a rarely used corrective action order (CAO) to Enbridge, owner of the Lakehead pipeline system. This order is in …

Tar Sands in New England Clears Another Hurdle

Late last week, the Canadian National Energy Board approved a major step in a thinly-veiled effort to bring tar sands through New England for export out of South Portland, Maine. The …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

Enbridge Spills Again. Is it Tar Sands?

  Enbridge, the company that spilled a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River two years ago this week, and that the National Transportation Safety Board likened to the …

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

Polluters seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the Keystone XL controversy. Rather than temper the headlong rush to exploit tar sands, they’re getting sneakier. The tactics: gut environmental and public review while breaking up their grandiose …

An appeals court today said EPA's finding that carbon pollution and global warming constitute a danger to public health and that the EPA is obligated to act.

Appeals Court Upholds EPA “Endangerment” Finding on Climate

In a victory for advocates of EPA action to reduce global warming pollution, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has just announced that EPA acted properly in assessing the risks …

The King and the President meet in 1970.  Months before, Mr. Nixon signed the bipartisan National Environmental Policy Act into law.  For decades it's helped save important and special places, including hallowed ground for Elvis fans.  Image from archives.gov.

Congress’ Latest Attack on the Environment Ensnares Elvis

  Last year, Congress voted 191 times against the environment.  This year isn’t likely to be any better. It wasn’t always like that.  Since 1970, we’ve had a bipartisan law …

Lake Hefner at sunset.  Fishers are drawn for the smallmouth bass, white bass and catfish.  But mercury contamination remains an unresolved problem. Image from OK.Gov.

Senator Inhofe Puts Polluters Ahead of Oklahoma Lakes

Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner is an urban oasis bustling with life, and rated as one of the best lakes for sail boarding. With a boat dock and fishing docks, it’s …

The carbon pollution rule would mean clean air for kids

Hundreds Pack EPA Hearing Calling for Climate Action

People of every stripe took to the podium on Thursday in Chicago and Washington, D. C., in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to reduce carbon dioxide pollution …

Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

Friends of Big Oil have been making a habit in this session of Congress of threatening to scuttle “must pass” legislation in order to hasten construction of the dangerous Keystone …

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

New Keystone XL Route – Same Risks, Same Threats

Building a 1,700-mile pipeline tocarry up to 800,000 barrels a day of thick, tar-like crude oil through the middle of America will rip up Canada’s boreal forest, leave toxic sludge …

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