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Will Obama Go Back to 1984 on Keystone XL?

3/1/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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? Read more >

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

TransCanada’s Shocking Climate Claim

2/21/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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Congress Sees Its Shadow, Tries to Destroy Winter

2/1/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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?

1/16/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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Coal Companies Under the Microscope For Taxpayer Ripoff

1/7/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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? Read more >

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

1/4/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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

12/7/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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. Read more >

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Pipeline Companies’ Crude Behavior Exposed

12/6/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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. Read more >

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

11/19/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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5 Reasons Why the President Will Reject Keystone XL

11/16/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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