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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.

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Jackpine Mine: Shell Oil’s Caribou Killer

10/25/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

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Investors Demand Environmental Improvements from Tar Sands Industry

10/23/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Tar sands is a risky business—it is one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet. Just this week, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets called on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental risks associated with …

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Tired of Polluter TV Spots? There’s an App for That

9/20/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

If you live in a political swing state, you’ve probably noticed the barrage of political ads being sponsored by oil, gas, and coal companies. Wealthy polluters are pouring unprecedented millions into advertisements in an effort to influence this election. Ordinary …

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NWF Says New Keystone XL Map Revisits Old Problems

9/5/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, has submitted its official route through the state of Nebraska–but still managed to dodge its responsibilities to people and wildlife.  This controversial portion of the project originally went through the Nebraska Sandhills, over …

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West Nile Virus and Paying for Prevention

8/30/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

Like many across the country, I enjoy gardening and yard work during the summer. Mosquito attacks, however, have a way of diminishing the fun. Last weekend, I was out in the backyard trimming some bushes when I felt “the bite” – a nasty one going for …

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Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

8/24/2012 // By Jeremy Symons

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to drilling has already received the thumbs up from the Obama Administration. I …

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Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

6/29/2012 // By NWF

Thanks to the persistent voices of hundreds of thousands of wildlife advocates, Congress passed a Transportation Package that includes the potential for the largest investment in wildlife conservation in U.S. history and two very important wins for wildlife against Big …

Tar sands pipelines sometimes seem like the Hydra of Greek mythology: cut off one head and two more grow in its place.

Divide and Conquer: Oil Polluters Ambush the US

6/28/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

After losing their first battle over Keystone XL, the tar sands oil industry has learned how to rig the system to its advantage. Find out more about these sneak attacks and how you can help stop them.

Oil coats a fish killed by a recent pipeline rupture in northwest Alberta (photo: Mike Hudema)

Another Major Oil Spill in Alberta: Regrets, Pollution, and Big Money Collide Again

6/13/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

There’s a point when accidents start getting so routine that they stop being “accidents” and become something else entirely. A second major oil spill in Alberta has put communities and wildlife at risk, but the calls for dangerous tar sands pipelines remain as strong as ever.

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