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Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich thinks tar sands are swell...despite their horrific environmental impact (photo: Gage Skidmore)

Professor Newt Flunks Keystone XL 101

12/16/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The tar sands pipeline rears its ugly head at the Republican presidential debate. Read more >

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill Disaster in the Kalamazoo River is Worse than Originally Reported

11/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

On November 9th, the U.S. EPA updated their webpage to reflect the latest recovery efforts for the Enbridge tar sands oil spill.  It is now being reported that well over 1.1 million gallons of tar sands oil has been recovered from […] Read more >

Wildlife like these Sandhill Cranes are at risk from pipeline spills and construction (Photo: Len Radin)

Keystone XL Delayed, But Big Oil’s Scheming Goes On

11/16/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

President Obama delays the nation’s dirtiest project, but is it enough to keep us safe? Read more >

Aerial shot of Alberta tar sands taken during NWF flyover.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Decision Reportedly Delayed (UPDATED)

11/10/2011 // By Miles Grant

“It’s a huge victory, and it would probably be the biggest environmental gift that President Barack Obama has given us,” said NWF’s Tony Iallonardo. Read more >

With Kyoto Set to Expire, All Eyes Turn to Climate Change Convention this Month

11/9/2011 // By NWF

Kate Catlin, a native of the Seattle area, has been selected as a member of the United States Youth Delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa from Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011. A junior at Gonzaga University […] Read more >

North America’s 1st Wildlife Refuge – Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

10/13/2011 // By Kassie Rohrbach

  This week (October 9-15) is National Wildlife Refuge Week, commemorated for the first time by the Senate in a historic resolution last year and officially recognized this year.  In honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week, I decided that my […] Read more >

American People to Washington, DC: “We Just Want to Get Outdoors”

9/28/2011 // By Bentley Johnson

How do you get kids, hunters, veterans, ranchers, rock-climbers, archaeologists, birdwatchers, urban planners, business leaders, health advocates and more to fly to DC and go to the same reception?  Besides good food and cold drinks? By celebrating America’s great outdoors of […] Read more >

Nebraskans give TransCanada the CornFinger (Photo: Nic Callero, NWF)

Nebraska gives TransCanada the CornFinger

9/27/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

As a born and raised Iowan, I can’t say I’ve always thought fondly of my neighbors to the west.  Corn jokes aside, I am anticipating the new Big 10 match up between my Hawkeyes and the Huskers the fall. Without a doubt, […] Read more >

Protesters line sidewalk after being turned away from State Department meeting parking lot by Americans for Prosperity.

Koch Brothers Interfere At Keystone XL Public Meeting

9/27/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Yesterday, the State Department kicked off the final round of public meetings on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline in Kansas, the home state of the billionaire industrialist brothers, Charles and David Koch. The Koch brothers are notorious for funding […] Read more >

Oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana. (Courtesy of Planetware.com)

Bad Air Day: EPA Holds Hearings on Oil and Gas Air Pollution Standards

9/27/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Tapping oil and natural gas is part of America’s energy portfolio, but it can come at an unhealthy price for air, water, and wildlife. The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is holding three public hearing on proposed air pollution standards for oil […] Read more >