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Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/16/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

12/22 Update:  Press reports indicate this afternoon that the House GOP will blink on the payroll tax bill and sign off on the version passed by a bi-partisan margin in the Senate.  Of course, we have heard this before, so no …

Power plant in front of U.S. Capitol

Will House GOP Leadership Put Big Oil Donors Ahead of Economic Recovery?

12/12/2011 // By Miles Grant

At a time when our members of Congress should be working to find common ground on legislation to help America’s struggling economy, House Republican leadership is instead taking the payroll tax cut bill hostage, demanding a huge new giveaway for …

Protesters carry an inflatable Keystone Xl pipeline around the White House during the Nov. 6th rally. (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

KXL Threat is Very Alive and Well

12/7/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Big Oil Has Big Plans to Move Forward with KXL Delaying the Keystone XL pipeline project and the Canadian Northern Gateway pipeline, is a huge victory and a step toward ending our addiction to oil.  Both of these projects were delayed because …

President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe speaks in opposition to KXL at a recent press conference in Washington, DC

Tribal Leaders Tell Obama: No KXL!

12/6/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week, Tribal leaders from across North America came together in Washington, DC to make their case against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to President Obama. Right now Keystone has reached a bit of a stalemate: massive protests — …

USFWS CaribouHerdAndMtns 1002

One Week Left to Be Heard: Save The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

11/8/2011 // By Megan Miraglia

The Alaskan Arctic is a place most people only dream about. Endless daylight alternates with constant, freezing night. The Northern Lights illuminate wilderness rivers flowing from the Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean. Polar bears, caribou, moose, grizzlies, Arctic fox, …

BP oil on Gulf of Mexico, May 2010. Photo by NWF

Oil Tax Breaks Help Put America Deeper in the Red, Keep BP in the Black

10/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

America just closed out a fiscal year with a $1.3 trillion debt, and guess where a big chunk of that cash went? That’s right – BP’s bank account. The oil giant today reported profit for just the months of July, …

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids …

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Oilies sink to a new low: “Ethical” tar sands

9/7/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The oil industry is notorious for putting profits above honesty, but if you needed a reminder just view the ad below (or don’t, if you don’t like being outraged). It’s a pitch for “ethical oil” from Alberta’s tar sands, which …

Arctic Fox, via Billy Linblom/Flickr

Climate Capsule: Keeping it Cool and Clean

8/16/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Happy August Recess Climateers! If your office is as quiet as mine take a minute to watch this trailer for an amazing new film on Climate Refugees, and check out the website to find a screening near you. This week’s …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

8/15/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week we wrote about the danger posed by Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Well, now comes the “told you so” moment. From the Associated Press: The British government warned Monday that several hundred …

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