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Tar Sands Will Cost You at the Pump Says Economist (VIDEO)

3/15/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Canadian oil giant TransCanada, which proposes to build a massive, expensive and risky tar sands pipeline must be feeling pretty happy about rising gas prices. Policy makers and the media often accept conventional wisdom that when gas prices rise, we need […] Read more >

Dirty Energy Giant “Pushy,” Bullies, say Landowners in DC Visit (VIDEO)

3/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

In Washington, DC, this week, landowners who are concerned they are being forced to place a dangerous pipeline under their land are visiting with their representatives in Congress and officials in the Obama administration. Among them are Eleanor Fairchild and […] Read more >

Cleaning Up Air Pollution Will Save Wildlife, NWF Tells EPA

3/4/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The Clean Air Act is under assault on numerous fronts on Capitol Hill. Numerous bills are circulating to roll back the protections we’ve had in place for decades, and the House passed continuing resolution budget legislation is taking a hatchet to […] Read more >

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UPDATE – Canadian PM’s White House Visit Stirs Controversy Over Dirty Energy

2/3/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet Friday and “clean energy” is reportedly on the agenda according to the Canadian Broadcasting Company.  More likely to come up however is dirty energy from tar sands.  A decision on the controversial Keystone XL […] Read more >

Congress Attacks the Clean Air Act

2/1/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

The new Congress has barely convened and already polluters are pushing their friends to go on attack against clean air protections. Two U.S. Senators yesterday introduced dangerous legislation that seeks to block new public health protections being prepared by the […] Read more >

AUDIO – Big Oil Ads Say “Trust Us this Time”

1/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Unless you live in DC or one of the pipeline states, you are hearing it here first.  With a decision from the State Department coming soon on whether to approve the massive and risky Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian oil giant TransCanada has […] Read more >

EPA On Verge of Important Step Toward First Carbon Regs

12/22/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Politico is reporting today that  the Environmental Protection Agency is about to announce key deadlines for moving forward with the first ever carbon regulations.  These rules will require polluters to start cleaning up their power plants and refineries in order to […] Read more >

Explosions Ignite New Concerns About Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

12/20/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

An awful pipeline explosion that killed at least 27 people and injured over 50 others is raising fresh concerns about safety. The explosion, which destroyed at least 30 homes Sunday morning happens on the eve of a decision from the U.S. State Department on […] Read more >

Progress in Cancun Climate Talks, Much Left To Do

12/11/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the wee hours of the morning, international negotiators announced we had an agreement in Cancun on some forward steps, building blocks toward a binding treaty we hope. There’s still a long way to go however, and a lot was left […] Read more >

VIDEO – At Climate Talks, NWF Presses for Reduced Deforestation in Brazil

12/9/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

In the past decade, deforestation has accounted for over 50 percent of Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions and it’s the world’s third largest emitter of carbon. Agriculture for things like cattle ranching and increasingly palm oil production have been the drivers […] Read more >