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Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

Blowout Preventers Still Unsafe, Federal Action Ineffective Group Says

10/21/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government issued new rules to improve offshore drilling safety. Problem solved, right? Not according to the Offshore Safety Report, issued by Oceana at the Society of Environmental Journalists meeting in Miami this week. […] Read more >

Protesters gathered to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline at the Tar Sands rally on Friday, October 7, 2011

WATCH – Say No to Keystone Pipeline, Chorus of Advocates Urge

10/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Watch NWF coverage of the press conference, public hearings, and rally here.  Our cause is serious but the protest united us in a spirit of hope. “Yes you can. Stop the pipeline,” chanted Keystone XL pipeline opponents on Friday, directing […] Read more >

Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC This Week

10/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald Reagan building in downtown Washington today, as protesters, many from National Wildlife Federation, flooded the plaza with chants, songs, and demands that President Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil […] Read more >

New Cornell Study Says Tar Sands Pipeline a Jobs Killer

9/29/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Keystone pipeline will kill jobs, not create them, concluded a new study by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute. In their push to convince the Obama Administration to approve TransCanada’s permit, proponents claim the pipeline will create jobs, but they […] Read more >

Power plants are the nation’s largest source of dangerous carbon pollution.

No More Delays on Climate Action, Enviro CEOs tell White House

9/20/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was delaying release of  proposed new standards to rein in global warming pollution from new and existing power plants, 19 environmental leaders wrote President Barack Obama today urging a […] Read more >

New York Takes Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

9/15/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF, Environmental groups praise Governor Cuomo for restarting process to bring clean energy ashore New York’s leading environmental organizations and the National Wildlife Federation applauded Governor Cuomo today for taking action to restart the process for pursuing offshore wind energy. […] Read more >

WATCH: 24 Hours of Climate Reality a Call to Action

9/12/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

24 Presenters. 24 Time Zones. 13 Languages. 1 Message. 24 Hours of Reality was a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. Featuring a new multimedia presentation created by Al Gore and delivered once per hour for […] Read more >

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Bad Obama Ozone Decision May Spell Trouble for Wildlife

9/9/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will not strengthen the ozone or smog standard is of little consolation to parents who have to rush their asthmatic kids to the hospital emergency room on dirty air days […] Read more >

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

U.S. House to Push Pro-Polluter Agenda in Fall

9/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The U.S. House of Representatives will return to Washington after their summer vacation Labor Day weekend intent on dirtying the air and impairing the health of millions of Americans, just as youngsters wait for school buses and romp at recess […] Read more >