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Ryan Salmon is the Energy Policy Advisor for NWF's Climate and Energy Program. His work focuses on preventing the expansion of high-carbon fuels like tar sands and coal-to-liquids, while promoting clean energy to power America's transportation sector. Ryan holds a master’s of science in ecological planning from the University of Vermont and has had training in wildlife tracking and wilderness survival.
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Koch Brothers Interfere At Keystone XL Public Meeting

9/27/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Yesterday, the State Department kicked off the final round of public meetings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Kansas, the home state of the billionaire industrialist brothers, Charles and David Koch. The Koch brothers are notorious for funding […] Read more >

Two Labor Unions Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline And Outline Better Alternatives

8/19/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

“We call on the State Department NOT to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline or to take any actions that lead to the further extraction of Tar Sands oil from Alberta, Canada,” said the presidents of the Amalgamated […] Read more >

Jobs Claims For Keystone XL Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

8/18/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Canadian oil giants are trading on Americans’ insecurity about the U.S. economy to sell us their risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their job claims amount to little more than snake oil and won’t cure what ails our economy. Today, […] Read more >

10 Reasons Congress Should Not Rush Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

7/25/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

While the Yellowstone River is still being cleaned after a 42,000 gallon ExxonMobil pipeline spill earlier this month and on the year anniversary of a 840,000 gallon Enbridge pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, which is still closed due to […] Read more >

Senators Scrutinize Safety of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

7/15/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

No study has been done nor regulations developed for tar sands pipelines, and pipeline safety regulators have not been involved in the environmental review for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is according to testimony of Ms. Cynthia […] Read more >

State Dept. Fails to Learn Lessons of BP Disaster – New Assessment of Tar Sands Pipeline Inadequate

4/20/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

If there is one lesson we should have learned over the year-to-the-day since the BP disaster in the Gulf, it’s that oil companies cannot be trusted on safety and the U.S. government cannot be trusted to hold them accountable. So […] Read more >

TransCanada Flip-Flops on Keystone XL’s Impact on Oil Prices

4/7/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

On January 25, TransCanada spokesman Terry Cunha told the AP that a $3-a-barrel increase is expected for the price of Canadian heavy crude oil in the Midwest if the Keystone XL pipeline is approved. Canadian heavy crude oil refers to […] Read more >