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$7 to Stop Wolf Poisoning in Tar Sands Country

2/14/2012 // By Felice Stadler

The stories that have emerged from Canada over the years on all that is being sacrificed in Big Oil’s quest to mine every bit of tar sands oil, conjure up images that are haunting. Birds so heavily oiled that they …

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24 Hours to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

2/13/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Congress is at it again–putting the Big Oil agenda before the national interest. In the next 24 hours, the U.S. Senate could vote to greenlight the Keystone XL pipeline project.  A project that President Obama rejected last month. For the …

Protesters carry an inflatable Keystone Xl pipeline around the White House during the Nov. 6th rally. (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

KXL Threat is Very Alive and Well

12/7/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Big Oil Has Big Plans to Move Forward with KXL Delaying the Keystone XL pipeline project and the Canadian Northern Gateway pipeline, is a huge victory and a step toward ending our addiction to oil.  Both of these projects were delayed because …

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Video: Ecologist Turns Advocate After Enbridge Disaster

11/30/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

“Having this [Enbridge] oil spill come down through a watershed where we’ve been working to clean up old pollution for a long time now…for me it was a punch in the gut.” Jeff Spoelstra coordinates Kalamazoo River Watershed Council, an …


Pipelines Part of the American Reality

11/21/2011 // By Carla Brown

Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross our neighborhoods and countryside. For Susan Connolly of Michigan, pipelines were …

Weekly News Roundup – November 10, 2011

11/10/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

The roundup is out a day early this week on account of the federal holiday tomorrow. Enjoy! Keystone XL Do-Over Likely a Lethal Blow November 10 – The Obama Administration today announced they would redo an environmental assessment of the …

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.

As Thousands Rally at White House, New Questions Surround Keystone XL

11/9/2011 // By Larry Schweiger

It was only Sunday that I joined 12,000 activists encircling the White House to ask President Obama to block the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline – but already, the landscape has changed.

Michigan Students Say… “Yes We Can…Stop the Pipeline!”

11/8/2011 // By Juliana Goodlaw-Morris

Over 30 Michigan students from across the state jumped at the chance to go to the Keystone XL Pipeline rally and action at the White House this past weekend, November 6th. Since the Kalamazoo Oil Spill last summer, students and …

Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of

5 More Reasons to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

11/2/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, it will be exactly one year before Election Day 2012, which is a good time to push President Obama toward making a decision on the most crucial environmental issue of his career. He needs to be reminded of …