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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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Oil Execs Try to Defend Tax Breaks Before Senators

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 …

Oil Tax Breaks Targeted by Lawmakers

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 …

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

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 …

Via Flickr, Senor Codo

Moms and Kids Counting on EPA for Cleaner Air

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 …

Back to Bullying for Tar Sands Pipeline Giant

  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 …

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

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 …

TODAY – Clean Air Act Showdown in Senate – Take action

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 …

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