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A section of the Dan River upstream from the spill site. Flickr photo by Rebecca Murphey.

The Week in Fossil Fuel Disasters

2/19/2014 // By Avelino Maestas

You’ve heard of the three-legged stool: knock one leg out and the whole thing comes crumbling down. What happens when each leg is prone to snapping, over and over again, repeatedly? That’s the story of our fossil-fuel economy: the extraction, […] Read more >

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Dirty Business: Congress Seeks To Export U.S. Fossil Fuels and Carbon Pollution

1/24/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In another shameless attempt to undermine sound climate policy and keep the pedal to the metal on dirty fuel production, House Congressional members snuck a provision into the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to halt sensible policies that virtually eliminate U.S. financing […] Read more >

Moose foraging in late winter. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Bill Gorton.

Tar Sands in our Tanks? Tracing Extreme Energy on its way to New England

1/23/2014 // By Annie Mackin

So far, New England has remained virtually free of the extreme, polluting form of energy known as tar sands. Less than 1 percent of our fuel comes from the viscous, tarry, carbon-intensive substance that must be strip mined or steamed […] Read more >

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Students Trek the Portland-Montreal Tar Sands Pipeline

1/15/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Brett Chamberlin On Tuesday, NWF Campus Ecology Fellow Kaity Thomson began a week-long trek of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a WWII-era pipeline that Big Oil wants to retrofit to pump tar sands crude through Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. For […] Read more >

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A Crucial Few Days to Help Orca and Speak Out Against Dirty Coal

11/12/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

Critically endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest rely on a diet almost exclusively of salmon that swim into the Puget Sound from fresh waters like the Columbia River. Sadly, the once thriving Pacific salmon that return every year to the […] Read more >

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Five Years is More than Enough Time to Reject a Polluting Pipeline

9/19/2013 // By Jim Murphy

It’s been five years since the Keystone XL was proposed and the oil industry thinks that is somehow a justification to approve it.  But bad ideas generally get worse with age, and KXL is no exception.  With floods in Colorado […] Read more >

Wind energy is just one of many alternative and renewable energies available to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

Stand Up and Fight! Five Good Reasons Why Coal Export is a National Issue

10/2/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

It’s time to tackle coal export nationwide! While the first battles are being fought in the West, coal export is a national issue worth paying attention to. Here are five reasons why. 1. If not the West, coal companies will […] Read more >

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Stand with Heroes Fighting for Appalachian Mountains

8/13/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

When I traveled as a college student to the coalfields of Appalachia to learn from the women and men fighting mountaintop removal coal mining, I had no idea the strength and courage of the people I would meet.  The local […] Read more >

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Keystone XL: Fresh Evidence That China and Not U.S. Will Benefit

2/3/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

As the promoters of the  Keystone XL pipeline regroup to push their new permit application to funnel high carbon tar sands from Alberta to Texas, there continues to swirl a good deal of controversy over where tar sands will ultimately end up. More evidence just came to light […] Read more >

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Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

11/30/2011 // By Carla Brown

As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the world, it is challenging to know what to say. In 2010, […] Read more >