Peter LaFontaine’s Archive

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Will Obama Go Back to 1984 on Keystone XL?

Canada insists the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will bring “peace and prosperity,” but the world’s top climate official thinks otherwise. How will the President pick sides?

2 trillion barrels of carbon-free oil?! No problem, according to industry spokesman Alex Pourbaix. (Photo: Kris Krug)

TransCanada’s Shocking Climate Claim

Tar sands executives have either figured out the most amazing magic trick in history, or they don’t understand science. You decide!

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Congress Sees Its Shadow, Tries to Destroy Winter

With two more members aiming to force construction of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, Congress seems to be living in a time warp.

Bald Eagles have come back from the brink of extinction, but the tar sands industry has visions of dollar bills clouding their patriotism. (Photo: Art Goldenberg)

New Keystone XL Pipeline Route to Steamroll Bald Eagles?

Will America’s national icon be yet another casualty of the tar sands megapipeline?

(Photo: Philip Taylor)

Coal Companies Under the Microscope For Taxpayer Ripoff

The world’s biggest polluters may have finally overstepped their bounds. Will it help shut down their plans to ship millions of tons of coal to Asia every year?

Disaster response workers clean debris and oil from the Yellowstone River after an Exxon pipeline ruptured, dumping 42,000 gallons of petroleum. (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Exxon’s Yellowstone Debacle Gets Worse

The planet’s second biggest corporation couldn’t be bothered to clean up after its last mess — will the next one ruin your community?

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Tanker Accident at Vancouver Coal Terminal – A Sign of Things to Come?

An accident at the West Coast’s biggest coal port adds to the laundry list of reasons why coal is a bad bet for Oregon and Washington.

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Pipeline Companies’ Crude Behavior Exposed

The tar sands industry is making a habit of steamrolling opposition in its pursuit of profits. A new NWF report details what it means for American landowners, tribes, and communities.

Activists carry a 500-foot inflated "pipeline" at the head of the crowd (Photo: Avelino Maestas/NWF)

Thousands Rally at White House to Stop Keystone XL

In which your fearless reporter skips NFL games to document America’s opposition to the tar sands mega-pipeline.

Photo: Elvert Barnes

5 Reasons Why the President Will Reject Keystone XL

The conventional wisdom on the tar sands megaproject is off base. Here’s why.

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