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VIDEO – BP Disaster Looms Over Climate Talks in Cancun

12/7/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The well is capped but NWF President and CEO Larry Schweiger is pressing the case at the climate treaty talks in Cancun that fossil fuel extraction remains an inherently dangerous business.  The industry shows little interest in cleaning up its act …

VIDEO – Update from the International Climate Talks

12/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The international climate talks can be complex to summarize and are certainly massive in scope. Hans Verolme, NWF climate negotiations adviser, helps cut through the clutter and in this video talks about how negotiations are going. The object is to move toward a …

Kyoto wants us back, but is the romance over?

Kyoto Love Letter Tries to Rekindle Romance at Climate Talks

12/6/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Love affairs can lose their spark, and turn bittersweet, like the candy “Time for Climate Justice” is handing out at the climate talks in Cancun. Has the international community fallen out of love with the Kyoto Protocol, the global climate …

(VIDEO) Enviros Launch Ads Attacking Dirty Tar Sands Pipeline

11/30/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

A coalition of conservation and environmental groups that include NWF are calling on President Obama to put the brakes on the rush to rapid tar sands extraction that is polluting Canadian ecosystems beyond repair and killing wildlife while belching three …

Next Round of Climate Talks a Challenge

11/22/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

As we discussed in a recent post, getting progress at the international climate talks that kick off next week in Cancun, Mexico will be a challenge. What forward movement we see in confronting the climate crisis will be measured in inches rather than miles.  But …

Texas Landowners Being Abused by TransCanada Tar Sands Giant?

11/18/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Reports of landowner abuses by tar sands pipeline oil giant Transcanada are well documented in Nebraska.  But some reports of abuse are popping up in Texas, including alleged instances of illegal trespass on private property. The proposed Keystone XL tar …

EPA Takes Another Key Step on Global Warming Pollution

11/10/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Much like the recently announced clean vehicle rules that will take our fleet to an average of 60 miles per gallon in the decades to come, today’s new clean air guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will benefit the …

Senators Raise Concerns About Dirty Fuels Pipeline

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Eleven U.S. senators, led by Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), have written to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calling on her to respond to detailed questions about the environmental impacts of the proposed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline, designed to carry …

Election – Bright Spots for Environment Despite Mixed Returns

11/3/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

The voters have spoken and 2011 will bring us a more conservative Congress where many winners ran on promises of rolling back federal spending, elements of the health care reform bill and cutting taxes. While energy and the environment did …

Whether it's Euros or Dollars, climate denier senators sure like dirty oil money. (Photo from Think Progress)

Climate Denier Senators Awash in Petro Euros

10/25/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Who knows if they sip Beaujolais and nibble on artisan cheeses, but they have a big appetite for foreign European oil money, including money from BP. It’s unclear if the donations were legal or not, but disturbing that foreign polluters are …