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White-tailed deer image by N. and M.J. Mishler (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

Despite Industry Bullying, New England Stands Up to Tar Sands

12/27/2013 // By Annie Mackin

The City Council of South Portland, Maine, responded last week to wide concern among residents and passed a 180-day moratorium on any move to transport tar sands there. How did this happen? Residents learned about tar sands and the potential […] Read more >

moose and young by mamanat

Northeast Tar Sands Project Should Need U.S. Dept. of State Approval

12/11/2013 // By Annie Mackin

Some promising news in the fight to keep Vermont tar sands free recently came out of Washington, D.C. Through a FOIA request, National Wildlife Federation obtained a letter that the State Department sent in August to the Portland Pipe Line […] Read more >

Looking north on the Lamoille River. Photo credit: Annie Mackin.

Fight to Keep Vermont Tar-Sands Free

12/2/2013 // By Annie Mackin

Even as temperatures drop below freezing and we look ahead to another long winter, the fight to keep Vermont tar-sands-free is heating up. A group of volunteers, activists and community leaders from all corners of the state—as well as New Hampshire and Maine—is building momentum […] Read more >

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The South Portland, Maine Vote to Protect Wildlife from Dirty Oil

10/31/2013 // By Carol Oldham

Update:  The Nov. 5th initiative in South Portland, Maine was narrowly defeated. See more below.   Right now, Big Oil is trying to pump millions of gallons of dirty tar sands oil through sensitive wildlife habitat—crossing pristine lakes, rivers and […] Read more >

Montana Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Entire Yellowstone River Oil Spill Fine

6/19/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Citizens from Yellowstone County are asking Exxon to pay the full $1.7 million dollar fine amount levied by the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for the 63,000-gallon crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River on […] Read more >

Mt. Wonalancet, NH, not far from the route of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline (photo: Chris Schoenboem)

New Englanders Invade DC to Stay Tar Sands Free

5/8/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

An intrepid crew from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire visited our nation’s capitol to press for action on the tar sands threat to New England. Will their message stick? Read more >

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Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

4/25/2013 // By Carol Oldham

The tar sands industry — responsible for toxic oil spills across the Midwest and Arkansas — is plotting to bring this dirty fuel straight through New England. They seek to reverse the flow of two existing pipelines in order to ship tar sands oil […] Read more >

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

4/22/2013 // By Beth Wallace

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have known about this gut wrenching risk since Enbridge polluted the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree addresses the crowd in Portland

Thousands Brave the Cold to Say NO to Tar Sands in New England

1/30/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Sub-zero temperatures were no match for an enthusiastic crowd in Portland, who protested a plan to bring the world’s dirtiest oil through their backyard. Read more >

Disaster response workers clean debris and oil from the Yellowstone River after an Exxon pipeline ruptured, dumping 42,000 gallons of petroleum. (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Exxon’s Yellowstone Debacle Gets Worse

1/4/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

The planet’s second biggest corporation couldn’t be bothered to clean up after its last mess — will the next one ruin your community? Read more >

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