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Nebraska Governor Tells Feds Keystone XL Route Unsafe

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route is unsafe, and the federal government’s environmental risk analysis is wrongly optimistic. That’s the assessment of Nebraska Republican Governor Dave Heineman who today sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State […] Read more >

The costs of climate change: more extreme flooding in places like Vermont. Image from VTdigger.org.

Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that […] Read more >

Officials Acknowledge XL Tar Sands Pipeline Skipped on Safety

8/5/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

House and Senate Make Hopeful Progress Amidst Rash of Spills Emerging from talks with Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird late this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that the State Department is getting ready to approve the dirtiest, […] Read more >

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Mercury Pollution Safeguards Proposal Draws Blockbuster Public Support

8/3/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

800,000 comments support the EPA in their efforts to curb dangerous mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Smashing records from previous public comment periods, over 800,000 Americans, with tens-of-thousands of those being National Wildlife Federation members, sent a crystal clear […] Read more >

Tar Sands – Montana Judge Sides With NWF Over Environment Impacts

7/19/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Conservationists achieved a victory in slowing the rush to mine Alberta tar sands this evening. In a Montana District Court case brought by Missoula County, the National Wildlife Federation, the Montana Environmental Information Center and the Sierra Club; the parties […] Read more >

U.S. Not Ready for Keystone XL Worst-Case

7/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Are giant Canadian oil companies fudging their safety analyses to get the mother of all pipelines built across the U.S.?  And what could happen if a mega-pipeline has a catastrophic Fukushima-style disaster? Pipelines have been spilling regularly across the U.S., […] Read more >

Tar Sands – EPA Says State Dept Did Inadequate Risk Review

6/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Keystone XL second environmental impact statement is “inadequate” according to a document released by the Environmental Protection Agency today. Over 260,000 Americans wrote to the State Department in opposition to the controversial pipeline.  State is in charge of permitting […] Read more >

A 2007 Enbridge pipeline explosion. Could it happen again?

US DOT Order Shuts Down Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline for Corrective Action

6/3/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

As the State Department likely wraps up a comment period on the second round of environmental review for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Monday, the US Department of Transportation today issued a first-ever “Corrective Action Order” for the leak-prone one year […] Read more >

House Members Blast Keystone XL Tar Sludge Pipeline

6/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

June 1 Breaking News – Thirty four House members wrote to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today to request a meeting over the agency’s “failed” environmental review. They issue a series of conditions State should take prior to continuing the […] Read more >

Bipartisan Nebraska State Senators Say Tar Sands Pipeline Dangerous

5/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Telling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton they need time to pass pipeline safety legislation in the state, a bipartisan group of five Nebraska state senators is urging a delay of Keystone XL’s approval for twelve months.  (The state is unicameral). […] Read more >