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Stop the Pipeline!

9/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Tar Sands Action! Today marked the final day of the tar sands pipeline protest as a surge of Americans joined outside the White House in a historic effort to urge President Obama to stand up to big oil and deny […] Read more >

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Climate Capsule: The Dog Days Are Done?

8/30/2011 // By Amanda Stone

This week’s stories: Highlight of the Week: Despite Flawed Review, Tar Sands Pipeline Receives Temporary Rubber Stamp Quote: Mitt Romney Economic Story of the Week: Cleantech Taking Off Editorial of the Week: Irene Strikes a Nation Seemingly Content to Worry […] Read more >

Two Labor Unions Oppose Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline And Outline Better Alternatives

8/19/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

“We call on the State Department NOT to approve the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline or to take any actions that lead to the further extraction of Tar Sands oil from Alberta, Canada,” said the presidents of the Amalgamated […] Read more >

Jobs Claims For Keystone XL Don’t Stand Up To Scrutiny

8/18/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

Canadian oil giants are trading on Americans’ insecurity about the U.S. economy to sell us their risky Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their job claims amount to little more than snake oil and won’t cure what ails our economy. Today, […] Read more >

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Spirit Bear: The Return of An Elusive Icon

8/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

To the Gitga’at First Nation and the Kitasoo/Xai’xais of Canada it has been taboo to hunt or even speak the name of the elusive spirit bear, or Kermode, for many generations. Neither albino nor polar bear, the vanilla-colored bear is […] Read more >

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Working for Wildlife: Follow NWF Activities All Over the Country

8/1/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Field Highlights: NWF Activists Advocate for Clean Air & Public Lands Over 630,000 mercury postcards were delivered to the EPA in Boston, MA last week! The event was held at the Environmental Protection Agency’s office in Boston. “This tremendous response […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – July 29, 2011

7/29/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: New Fuel Efficiency Rules a Win for Wildlife, Consumers, Economy July 28 – President Obama has unveiled […] Read more >

10 Reasons Congress Should Not Rush Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

7/25/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

While the Yellowstone River is still being cleaned after a 42,000 gallon ExxonMobil pipeline spill earlier this month and on the year anniversary of a 840,000 gallon Enbridge pipeline spill into the Kalamazoo River, which is still closed due to […] Read more >

One Year Later, Michigan Tar Sands Oil Spill - Ceresco Dam

Realities of a Tar Sands Oil Spill, One Year Later

7/21/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Around this time last year, I made an emergency trip home to Battle Creek, Mich., after hearing reports of a major oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. The oil disaster gushed nearly 1 million gallons of tar sands oil into […] Read more >

Senators Scrutinize Safety of Proposed Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

7/15/2011 // By Ryan Salmon

No study has been done nor regulations developed for tar sands pipelines, and pipeline safety regulators have not been involved in the environmental review for TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. This is according to testimony of Ms. Cynthia […] Read more >