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"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another […] Read more >

(Photo by J. D. Ebberly/Flickr)

East Coast Dolphins Would Get Sonic Migraine from Proposed Drilling

4/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Last week, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) took another step toward green lighting geological surveys for oil and gas drilling in the Mid- and South-Atlantic Ocean. With all the political backslapping over expanded drilling, few brought up that the excesses […] Read more >

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NBCs Today: Don’t Poison Tar Sands Wolves – Watch

3/15/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Alongside hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie in the the 8 a.m. hour of “The Today Show” on Friday, March 16, National Wildlife Federation naturalist David Mizejewski and live wolves discussed how wolves are in mortal danger from tar sands! The national […] Read more >

Dear Media – Give Your Readers the Facts on Gas Prices and Keystone XL

3/1/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

In response to industry advertising and media reporting of tar sands pipeline Keystone XL’s purported benefits, NWF today sent this memo to media to urge them to put the facts ahead of spin on the effect that the pipeline would have on gas prices here in […] Read more >

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Wolves to be Poisoned Over Tar Sands in Canada

2/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Late last week, internal documents went public showing Canada is fretting over its sullied reputation for unfettered fossil fuel development, while resorting to poisoning wolves rather than fixing the problem. NWF released a paper today showing tar sands, oil and gas development in Canada is contributing […] Read more >

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Keystone XL: Fresh Evidence That China and Not U.S. Will Benefit

2/3/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

As the promoters of the  Keystone XL pipeline regroup to push their new permit application to funnel high carbon tar sands from Alberta to Texas, there continues to swirl a good deal of controversy over where tar sands will ultimately end up. More evidence just came to light […] Read more >

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Canada, from Green to Gray

12/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

There was a time when Canada, symbolized by the maple leaf, was a “green,” environmentally conscientious neighbor. Remember, in the 1980s, Canada came knocking on America’s door, rightfully demanding that the United States curb the sulfur dioxide emissions causing the […] Read more >

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Keystone XL Not Good for Much But a Laugh

12/13/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Shovel-ready jobs.  America needs them.  But we also need shovels for the imaginary job claims of the Koch brothers, the oil lobby and now House Speaker John Boehner. The speaker is adamant about doing Big Oil a big favor for […] Read more >

Tar Sands Toxic Sludge   (image courtesy: www.cbc.ca)

Mandating a Keystone XL Decision: Another Polluter Ploy that Congress Should Reject

12/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluter lobbyists launched their latest ploy to funnel massive quantities of dirty fuel through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It would seem that even though the State Department and President Obama admitted they need more timeto address the project’s considerable […] Read more >

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A Chance for Media Redemption on Hackergate?

11/22/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Leftover turkey anyone? Today another hacked batch of 5,000 emails purporting to be from the Climate Research Center at the University of East Anglia was leaked by unknown parties.  It’s old, discredited news. Let’s hope the media exercises due diligence […] Read more >