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The loss of boreal forest habitat from tar sands development puts the survival of thousands of Alberta woodland caribou at risk.

We Can Win This

With the State Department’s release of the FSEIS last Friday I’m feeling more optimistic than ever that Secretary Kerry and President Obama will choose the moral high ground and deny …

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

President Now Has Information Needed to Deny Keystone XL

Today, the State Department released its long awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.  The State Department’s report for the first time acknowledges that the …

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy …

SOTU KXL Rally 1.28.14

NWF Rallies Against Keystone XL Before State of the Union

I just got back from a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol against the Keystone XL pipeline. National Wildlife Federation joined partner groups like 350.org and CREDO Action in chanting …

Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal & Pup (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Conservation Can’t Wait: What President Obama Can Do Right Now

The Associated Press reports President Obama will broaden a theme from last year’s speech in tonight’s State of the Union address: If Congress won’t act, President Obama will. That’s good …

Train carrying crude oil from ND wrecks & spills into wetlands in AL, Nov. 2013 (Flickr: Public Herald/John Wathen)

2013 Was Historically Awful For U.S. Oil Train Disasters

How much crude oil did trains spill across America in 2013? More than had been spilled in TOTAL in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data …

An oil transport train travels through Bad Rock Canyon, Montana, just west of Columbia Falls. Flickr photo by Roy Luck.

Don’t Accept False Choices, the Right Choice is Denying Keystone XL

The recent collision and explosion of oil rail cars in North Dakota followed by the evacuation and fire aboard on oil train in New Brunswick, have again highlighted the extreme …

John Podesta via Center for American Progress flickr

Obama Brings On Anti-Keystone Advisor, But Doesn’t Seem to Want His Advice

An anonymous White House aide is assuring reporters this morning that President Obama’s new special adviser, Keystone XL opponent John Podesta, will “recuse himself” from the Keystone XL decision. The …

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Can Keystone Pass the President’s Climate Test?

In June, President Obama stood at Georgetown University and defined the conditions under which he would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, saying he would, “only if this project does not …

Tar Sands protesters via Rainforest Action Network/Flickr

Canadian Bullying Should Make Saying No To Keystone XL Easy for Obama

I have a wee confession. Despite my deep concern about climate change and the state of the world, when my Sunday New York Times arrives on my doorstep (and, yes, …

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