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Duck coated in Exxon Pegasus tar sands oil in Mayflower, AR, April 2013 (Photo: Lauren Ray)

One Year After Mayflower, Time to Say ‘No’ to Dangerous Pipelines

3/28/2014 // By Jim Murphy

On March 17, a damaged pipeline in southwest Ohio leaked 20,000 gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve. As if the oil itself hadn’t hurt enough small animals and wrecked enough habitat, crews had to build a new road […] Read more >

An oil transport train travels through Bad Rock Canyon, Montana, just west of Columbia Falls. Flickr photo by Roy Luck.

Don’t Accept False Choices, the Right Choice is Denying Keystone XL

1/9/2014 // By Jim Murphy

The recent collision and explosion of oil rail cars in North Dakota followed by the evacuation and fire aboard on oil train in New Brunswick, have again highlighted the extreme dangers of transporting oil. These accidents are just a few […] Read more >

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Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

4/25/2013 // By Carol Oldham

The tar sands industry — responsible for toxic oil spills across the Midwest and Arkansas — is plotting to bring this dirty fuel straight through New England. They seek to reverse the flow of two existing pipelines in order to ship tar sands oil […] Read more >

Tar sands protesters at the "Forward on Climate" rally (photo: 350.org)

Let’s Count the Ways Keystone XL Approval Helps Us

4/10/2013 // By Guest Author

A tongue-in-cheek look at the problems caused by the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Read more >

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Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

3/26/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” Many human hands have touched this architectural and spiritual marvel, […] Read more >

(Photo: Louis Vest)

Keystone XL: Exports, Not Energy Security

3/11/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

Oil industry executives and Canadian politicians agree — Keystone XL is designed to export oil out of North America. So why isn’t anyone on this side of the border paying attention? Read more >

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President Obama Golfs With Oil Execs During Weekend of Climate Rally

2/21/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

When it Comes to Climate, Wildlife Supporters Advocate for Birdies NOT Bogeys This past weekend, something remarkable happened — more than 35,000 people came to Washington D.C. from all over the country to make sure President Obama heard our message: […] Read more >

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Wildlife Supporters Join Historic Rally Against Dirty Keystone XL Pipeline

2/19/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, the National Wildlife Federation and our supporters took part in the largest climate rally in history. And that’s exactly what it felt like: being a part of history. Over 35,000 people came out in the blistering cold to […] Read more >

Photo: Lou Gold

A Changing Climate and Keystone XL — Yes They’re Connected

1/31/2013 // By Kendall Mackey

Are you familiar with tar sands oil? It’s the black sheep of the oil family. It’s extremely difficult to get out of the ground (using three times as much water as extraction of crude), it produces lake sized reservoirs of toxic […] Read more >

Photo: Elvert Barnes

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 >