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The Canandian Coast Guard ship Amundsen on an ice floe in the Beaufort Sea (photo: flickr/indigo-)

Shell Moves Us One Step Closer to an Arctic Tragedy

8/10/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The Arctic Ocean is one of the globe’s last wildernesses: often dark, always frigid, and prone to violent storms and drifting ice sheets that make navigation next to impossible.  But despite all of these problems the Obama Administration just gave …

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

7/14/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the pump caused by high and unpredictable gas prices. Drivers have …

Exxon Mobile CEO Jed Clampett and Family

Big Oil Finally Catches a Break, Can Now Afford to Send Kids to College

6/10/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Big Oil made big news on Wednesday when Exxon Mobil announced a major find in one of its Gulf of Mexico oil fields.  Predictably, the industry and their friends in government are using the announcement to push for more drilling. …

Weekly News Roundup – May 20, 2011

5/20/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: Celebrating Endangered Species Day May 20, 2011 – We do not always know the value of something …

Photo from the Office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Oil Execs Continue to Defend Billions in Tax Breaks

5/13/2011 // By Corey Shott

As record high gas prices batter consumers and anger voters, Senators on the Finance Committee hauled Big Oil’s top five executives to the Capitol for a hearing on proposals that might just lead to an end to wasteful taxpayer subsidies …

Oil Execs Try to Defend Tax Breaks Before Senators

5/12/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

With national gas prices topping $4 a gallon, the Senate Finance Cmte. is holding a hearing on tax breaks for the nation’s top five oil companies. On Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced a bill ending $21 billion in tax subsidies for Chevron, …

Oil Tax Breaks Targeted by Lawmakers

5/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP TAX BREAKS FOR BIG OIL! Disproportionate spending cuts hit conservation and environment programs in the last budget agreement, and more drastic cuts are likely to be proposed.  As the oil and gas industry enjoys record …

via Flickr, Marshall Astor

Big Breaks for Big Oil, Big Dealbreaker

5/3/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Big profits for Big Oil Quote: House Speaker John Boehner Economic Story of the Week: Baucus takes on Tax Breaks Editorial of the Week: End the tax giveaways for oil companies FTC to …

Climate Capsule: Clean Air Act, EPA escape sneak attacks

4/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Clean Air Act in the Clear…For Now Quote: Jeremy Symons, NWF Senior VP of Conservation & Education Economic Story of the Week: Wyden calls for FTC investigation of Pipeline Editorial of the Week: …

Activist and Executive Director of Honor the Earth Winona LaDuke stands in front of one of the monstrous loads of machinery.

Highway to Hell and the Roads Along the Way (Part 2 of 2)

3/29/2011 // By Nellis Kennedy-Howard

For those who do not live close enough to the tar sands to see the immediate impacts, the tar sands still have an effect on you. How? The tar sands present a major source of pollution

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