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

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 …

moose and young by mamanat

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

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 …

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

Fight to Keep Vermont Tar-Sands Free

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 …

Moose with calf

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

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 …

Montana Citizens Demand Exxon Pay Entire Yellowstone River Oil Spill…

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


Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

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 …

US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree addresses the crowd in Portland

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

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.

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

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

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