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A blue heron covered in tar sands oil from the Kalamazoo River pipeline disaster (Photo: Michigan DEQ)

EPA Slams Keystone XL Review

Could the momentum be shifting against the tar sands megaproject? The big news out of Washington seems to say “yes.”

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have …

Endangered Whooping Cranes - like this adult with its chick - are one of many species threatened by tar sands pipelines. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Big Oil vs. Big Birds – Who Will Win?

On Thursday, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be front and center in Grand Island, Nebraska, when the US State Department holds its lone public hearing on the immensely …

Tar sands protesters at the "Forward on Climate" rally (photo: 350.org)

Let’s Count the Ways Keystone XL Approval Helps Us

A tongue-in-cheek look at the problems caused by the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Weekly News Roundup – April 5, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Report: Gulf Wildlife Three Years into the Gulf Oil …

Marsh coated in tar sands oil from Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline spill, Mayflower, Ark., April 2013 (NWF photo)

As Arkansas Community Reels from Tar Sands Oil Spill, Wildlife Remain in Peril

Four days after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline sent tar sands oil flooding through a neighborhood in the small Arkansas town of Mayflower, the fumes still burned my nostrils — like …

Exxon pipeline in creek

The Lies of a Tar Sands Spill — Take Two

Oil from an Exxon tar sands pipeline rupture continues to spread — coating a creek, wetland, homes and making its way toward a nearby lake. Making matters worse, the rainy …

Exxon Mobil pipeline oil spill, Mayflower, AR, March 2013 (AJ Zolten)

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, …

Photo: Flickr/peupleloup

Hold Your Senators Accountable on their Dirty Oil Vote

On Friday, the U.S. Senate passed Senator Hoeven’s amendment 62-37, a non-binding amendment that expresses support for building the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline–despite the projects’ devastating impacts on …

Companies like Suncor need coastal access in order to grow their operations -- and they're banking on KXL to get them there. (Photo: Suncor)

Keystone XL – The Linchpin for Future Tar Sands Growth

The tar sands industry knows that KXL is their best hope for a dramatic expansion. Hear it in their own words.

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