Peter LaFontaine’s Archive

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Tar Sands Are The Coolest!

One of the world’s biggest tar sands producers is trying to brainwash kids with a slick new game. Find out how you can help fight back.

(Photo: Nestor Galina)

Are U.S. Oil Exports Making Tar Sands “Useless”?

A boom in American oil production has made Keystone XL an even riskier bet. How will politicians and the industry respond?

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Jackpine Mine: Shell Oil’s Caribou Killer

Shell Oil is pushing hard to expand its Jackpine tar sands mine in northern Alberta, but at what cost?

If Keystone XL is the "zombie pipeline" that won't die, it's pretty clear the Enbridge expansion is the "Frankenstein" of tar sands. The patchwork, 2,600 mile pipeline is right out of a mad scientist's dream. (photo: Riccardo Cuppini/flickr)

A Monster Rises: Enbridge’s Tar Sands Frankenstein

Pipeline giant Enbridge, Inc. is poised to construct a tar sands superhighway from Canada to Texas’ Gulf Coast that would rival Keystone XL — so why is no one paying attention?

Polar bears are not fans of PBS right now (photo: flickr/ucumari)

PBS Relies on Non-Scientist to Rebut Scientists on Climate Science

PBS pulls a Fox News and features a dubious “expert” on climate denial. Let’s make them set the record straight — read on to find out how you can help.

Photo: DJ Speiss

Canadian Ambassador Might Want to Stock Up On Beer

A million Americans are eager to take Gary Doer up on an ill-advised gamble over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

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The Keystone Pipeline Myth Machine – 2012 Election Edition

Tar sands oil is one of the biggest threats looming over our planet’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Keystone XL pipeline and Big Oil’s shameless spin.

(Graphic courtesy of Communicopia)

Need to Avoid Oil Spill Danger? Draw Your Own Fake Map!

A major oil industry player is in hot water again, this time for an advertisement that appears to re-write the geography books. Enbridge Incorporated, which is at the center of …

Grays Harbor on the Pacific Coast is the first of 6 western port proposals to falter. Is more good news on the way? (Map: NWF)

Pacific Port Community Dodges a Coal-Shaped Bullet

In a milestone turn of events, developers have shelved plans to build one of six coal export terminals on the west coast.

Zero to 60 in under 6 seconds, plus zero tailpipe emissions? Yes please. (photo: Tesla Motors)

Dirty Oil CEO Calls Pipelines “The Weak Link”

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest dirty energy companies is accusing conservationists of…well…playing to win, I think? Enbridge Incorporated has made headlines the last few years for all …

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