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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

11/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the 60 needed for passage. Ranchers, farmers, landowners, tribes, and citizens […] Read more >

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Historic U.S, China Climate Agreement Signals a Breakthrough for Wildlife

11/13/2014 // By Jim Murphy

A landmark achievement has occurred in efforts to move climate solutions for wildlife forward.  After years of fits and starts, China and the U.S. – the two countries that account for about 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions – agreed […] Read more >

Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

6/26/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments to reducing carbon pollution.”  The scientists make clear that tar […] Read more >

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Five Things to Know about the Tar Sands Threat to American Birds

6/9/2014 // By Roger Di Silvestro

Tar sands—a mixture of sand, clay and water from which a dense and extremely viscous form of petroleum, called bitumen, can be extracted—underlie more than 54,000 square miles of northeastern Alberta, Canada. Roughly the size of Florida, this area marks […] Read more >

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Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

5/15/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but here’s what we know and it’s troubling: About 10,000 gallons […] Read more >

Sandhill cranes are one of the many species that are impacted by tar sands development. Photo by Myrna Erler Bradshaw.

Time for the Senate to pass Shaheen-Portman – without Keystone XL

5/6/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

It’s ironic—on the same day a massive report is released detailing the increasingly severe impacts of climate change on the U.S., the Senate will likely sink a common-sense energy efficiency bill by weighing it down with partisan, anti-environmental, anti-climate riders. […] Read more >

The NWF team speaking up for wildlife at the Reject and Protect rally.

Reject and Protect: Native Tribes and Ranchers rally against the Keystone Pipeline

4/28/2014 // By Mollie Simon

This Saturday, thousands of cowboys, Native Americans, environmental activists and concerned citizens took to the streets of D.C. in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline. This rally and march was the culmination of a weeklong “Reject and Protect” encampment on […] Read more >

Weekly News Roundup: Keystone XL Delayed Again and more!

4/25/2014 // By Linda Argueta

Last Friday, the State Department announced yet another delay on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline decision. The final decision is said to be postponed until more clarity is attained on the Nebraska route, which is currently under investigation. During […] Read more >

Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Decision Delayed Again

4/18/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

The State Department announced today that it will delay the decision-making process on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, citing the need for more clarity around the project’s route.  This delay is the result of polluter allies again trying to […] Read more >

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World leaders call on President Obama to reject Keystone XL

4/16/2014 // By Lena Moffitt

Today a group of Nobel Peace Prize winners, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, issued a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, calling on them to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Their letter urges President Obama […] Read more >