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Infographic: Keystone XL – Big Oil’s Poison Pill

More than two full years into the fight against Keystone XL, the stakes are as high as ever. Check out these quick hits for more info on what the dangerous pipeline means for people and wildlife.

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger.

Cleanup crews are still working to repair the damage caused by Enbridge's 2010 spill in Michigan (photo: Mic Stolz)

Speak Up Now! Help Stop Big Oil’s Tar Sands Agenda for New England

Tar sands—a dirty, sludgey oil being produced in Canada—may be oozing into the Northeast soon if Big Oil has its way. You might recognize this dirty product from the heated …

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them.

Big Coal Launches Sneak Attack on Oregon – Speak Up NOW to Protect Wildlife

An unexpected move by Big Coal has shoved Oregon to the front lines of the battle against dirty energy, and puts wildlife and communities along the Columbia River in serious danger.

Obama Takes Dangerous Wrong Turn on “Keystone Lite” Pipeline

As President Obama works to end oil subsidies and promote renewable energy, he has taken a dangerous wrong turn by rushing to build the risky Keystone Lite pipeline, the southern leg of the controversial Keystone XL system.

Big Oil jumped the gun yesterday, declaring victory on Keystone XL before having to issue an embarrassing retraction

Big Oil Might Be Getting a Little Too Cocky

Big Oil jumped the gun yesterday, declaring victory on Keystone XL before having to issue an embarrassing retraction.

Cherry Point, Washington, site of a proposed coal export terminal (photo: Paul Anderson)

NWF Members Say “More Orcas! No Coal!”

NWF members joined record numbers of citizens to fight Big Coal’s latest scheme: exporting millions of tons of dirty fuel to China. The battle has just begun, but we plan to show up with a vengeance.

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

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A Small Farmer Reminds Big Oil: Don’t Mess With Texas

When a foreign oil company tried to bully Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford, she got angry — and got involved in a fight that stretches far beyond her front door. The Keystone XL saga continues…

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