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5 Reasons Why the President Will Reject Keystone XL

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

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

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 …

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

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 …

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NWF Says New Keystone XL Map Revisits Old Problems

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 …

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West Nile Virus and Paying for Prevention

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 …

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

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 …

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Wildlife Victory! Congress Says BP Fines Must Help Restore Gulf

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. …

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

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.

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

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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