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Tar sands oil extraction poisons waterways, producing mutated, lesion ridden fish.

SIGN UP – Tar Sands Dangers to Draw Thousands in Virtual Town Hall

5/26/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Award winning journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk will speak to thousands of concerned conservationists in a virtual town hall meeting next week.  He’ll discuss the disastrous repercussions for wildlife and NWF will urge sportsmen to mobilize to stop the controversial and […] Read more >

Canada Geese covered in oil struggle after the Michigan tar sands spill last year. Image from the Daily Green.

Tar Sands Energy Security a Mirage, NWF Tells House Panel

5/23/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Reuters said a heavily lopsided panel in favor of approving controversial tar sands pipeline told members it’s okay to skirt environment and safety reviews called for by conservationists.  Only NWF’s Jeremy Symons testimony offered some balance. WATCH OUR HEARING REMIX VIDEO. Questions remain […] Read more >

Offshore Wind Power One Step Closer to Reality in U.S.

5/13/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, the Obama administration proposed to eliminate a speedbump on the road to clean wildlife-friendly energy.  The Interior Department said they are doing away with an unnecessary and redundant step in the procedures it uses to initiate the leasing process […] Read more >

Oil Execs Try to Defend Tax Breaks Before Senators

5/12/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

With national gas prices topping $4 a gallon, the Senate Finance Cmte. is holding a hearing on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced a bill ending $21 billion in tax subsidies for Chevron, […] Read more >

Oil Tax Breaks Targeted by Lawmakers

5/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP TAX BREAKS FOR BIG OIL! Disproportionate spending cuts hit conservation and environment programs in the last budget agreement, and more drastic cuts are likely to be proposed.  As the oil and gas industry enjoys record […] Read more >

In this Google image, one can see the Shell Peace River Complex which does in situ bitumen extraction. It feeds tar sands diluted bitumen into the Rainbow pipeline at the Haig Lake Terminal, where it then travels south down the Rainbow pipeline to Edmonton. The Rainbow pipeline probably carries mostly conventional oil from NW Alberta, however, the spill occurred very near to where tar sands dilbit feeds into the pipeline.

Massive Pipeline Spill Sickens Residents

5/5/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

NWF Says Health Impacts a Glaring Hole, Needs Study       About 28,000 barrels of oil spilled from a rupture of the Plains Midstream Canada Rainbow pipeline in Alberta last week. The spill is more than one-third larger than […] Read more >

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Moms and Kids Counting on EPA for Cleaner Air

5/4/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wake of the American Lung Association’s report that 155 million American people live in polluted areas, we can help give young moms, future moms, babies and youngsters cleaner air and good health by supporting the U. S. Environmental […] Read more >

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

4/18/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

  TransCanada, the company plotting to build the Keystone XL 2,000-mile, $14 billion pipeline splicing through five states to ship Canadian crude oil to Gulf refineries has added yet one more misstep to its history of deception and misdeeds. Under […] Read more >

Wednesday – House and Senate Attack Clean Air – Take Action!

4/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on a series of polluter-backed amendments to the Clean Air Act. While the details differ, all these amendments have one thing in common – they aim to block or eliminate parts of the […] Read more >

TODAY – Clean Air Act Showdown in Senate – Take action

3/30/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on a series of polluter-backed amendments to the Clean Air Act. While the details differ, all these amendments have one thing in common – they aim to block or eliminate parts of the […] Read more >