dirty fuels

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How …

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)

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

Air Pollution

Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants have long been connected to extreme health problems such as brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. As …

An Open Letter to Lady Gaga

Dear Lady Gaga: I, like my thirteen year old daughter, really dig your music. I have been thinking that your song “dirty, dirty, rich” was written to alert us Americans about the latest fossil fuel peddlers “crack” to feed America’s oil addiction.

Dirty Energy Giant “Pushy,” Bullies, say Landowners in DC Visit (VIDEO)

In Washington, DC, this week, landowners who are concerned they are being forced to place a dangerous pipeline under their land are visiting with their representatives in Congress and officials …

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Blackened Pork: Liquid Coal Subsidies Sneak into Senate Tax Bill

Is regular coal not dirty enough for you? Meet liquid coal fuel! Destructive to mine, water-intensive to manufacture, devastating to our climate at every step of the way – liquid …

Oiled tar sands duck from blogspot.com

Birds Die Slow Death in Tar Sands Sludge

Yesterday, reports surfaced that birds landed in the toxic sludge-filled lakes that surround the tar sands mines in northern Alberta. Over 120 birds had to be euthanized because they were …

VIDEO – Clinton Speaks! Tar Sands Remarks Disappoint

In a rare public statement of tar sands, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to say America’s energy choices amount to either dirty oil from the gulf or dirty oil from …

PA Official Resigns Over Spying on Enviros

Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry is notoriously reckless on safety, ranking 6th worst in the  U.S. according to a recent National Wildlife Federation report, but somehow it was environmental advocates …

Video – Tar Sands Bring Misery to Alberta Residents

Felice Stadler filed this dispatch while on a tour of tar sands producing Alberta, Canada. National Wildlife Federation is working to slow production of tar sands fuels in Alberta. Tar …

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