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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 Read more >

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Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

3/16/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

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 many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age […] Read more >

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An Open Letter to Lady Gaga

3/14/2011 // By Curtis Fisher

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. Read more >

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

3/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 in the Obama administration. Among them are Eleanor Fairchild and […] Read more >

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Blackened Pork: Liquid Coal Subsidies Sneak into Senate Tax Bill

12/10/2010 // By Miles Grant

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 coal is one of the world’s dirtiest fuels. Liquid coal […] Read more >

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Birds Die Slow Death in Tar Sands Sludge

10/27/2010 // By Felice Stadler

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 covered in oily sludge and were suffering a slow death. […] Read more >

VIDEO – Clinton Speaks! Tar Sands Remarks Disappoint

10/19/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 Canada.  (Full transcript here.) Mrs. Clinton offers up a  false […] Read more >

PA Official Resigns Over Spying on Enviros

10/7/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 who were targeted by state level homeland security officials. The […] Read more >

Video – Tar Sands Bring Misery to Alberta Residents

10/6/2010 // By Felice Stadler

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 sands are one of the dirtiest fuels in the world […] Read more >

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Blow the Whistle on Polluter Abuse! [Audio]

9/28/2010 // By Tony Iallonardo

Nebraska landowners and citizens will be able to blow the whistle on the heavy-handed tactics of Canadian oil giant TransCanada starting today. TransCanada is the company trying to run the dirty fuel into the U.S. along a 2000 mile proposed pipeline […] Read more >