Kalamazoo River

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Remember the Kalamazoo, Stop Tar Sands!

Five years ago, I had just started with NWF and very quickly found myself in a kayak and pickup responding to what would become the largest inland oil spill in …

Moose depend on clean water in rivers, streams and ponds, where they feed on aquatic plants.
Photo by Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Leah Serna.

5 Reasons Why Oil and Water Don’t Mix for Wildlife

We all know that oil and water don’t mix. But the stakes are especially high for wildlife when oil spills into the lakes, streams and rivers where wildlife live. If …

Endangered species, like this whooping crane chick, are threatened by tar sands development. Photo: USFWS

Great Lakes Citizens Rally for Clean Energy for Wildlife, Not Risky Tar Sands

On June 6, thousands will gather in the Twins Cities to express concern over expanded tar sands transportation through the Great Lakes region. Too much toxic and nearly impossible to …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

New Report: Tar Sands Oil Too Risky for the Great Lakes Region

A report issued by National Wildlife Federation, Minnesota Conservation Federation, and Prairie Rivers Network shows that industry plans to expand tar sands transport through the Great Lakes region pose too …

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Pipeline Safety Agency Says No to Public Request for Tar…

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

It’s Past Time for Strong Tar Sands Safety Regulations

Kalamazoo River polluted with raw tar sands crude

Which Federal Agency is Keeping Its Head in the (Tar)…

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Northeasterners Fight Back Against Tar Sands Project

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 …

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Enbridge’s Nose Grows a lot Longer

In a recent hearing to determine the fate of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, Enbridge told regulators, decision makers and the public that tar sands oil floats in water. …

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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian …

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