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US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree addresses the crowd in Portland

Thousands Brave the Cold to Say NO to Tar Sands in New England

1/30/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Sub-zero temperatures were no match for an enthusiastic crowd in Portland, who protested a plan to bring the world’s dirtiest oil through their backyard. Read more >

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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

1/18/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge Energy, burst–dumping more than 1 million […] Read more >

Bald Eagles have come back from the brink of extinction, but the tar sands industry has visions of dollar bills clouding their patriotism. (Photo: Art Goldenberg)

New Keystone XL Pipeline Route to Steamroll Bald Eagles?

1/16/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

Will America’s national icon be yet another casualty of the tar sands megapipeline? Read more >

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Keystone XL Paints Bleak Future for Caribou

1/10/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

I remember seeing the images of the tar sands region in Alberta, Canada for the first time: a lifeless wasteland of massive open pit mines, smokestacks spewing thick black fumes, and toxic waste ponds. “How can this happen?” I thought, […] Read more >

Disaster response workers clean debris and oil from the Yellowstone River after an Exxon pipeline ruptured, dumping 42,000 gallons of petroleum. (Photo: US Coast Guard)

Exxon’s Yellowstone Debacle Gets Worse

1/4/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

The planet’s second biggest corporation couldn’t be bothered to clean up after its last mess — will the next one ruin your community? Read more >

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Save Santa’s Reindeer!

12/18/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Tar Sands Threat to Santa’s Reindeer: Santa’s sleigh doesn’t run on oil, it’s powered by Rudolph and his friends! Santa’s reindeer and their cousins, the woodland caribou, are in danger and need your help! Up in Alberta, Canada caribou are […] Read more >

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Will Keystone XL Spoil Your Holidays?

12/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

One of the sadder rituals in the nation’s capital is the “December surprise,” whereby the administration in power makes controversial pronouncements right around a major holiday. I’d be willing to bet all the candy canes in my stocking that the […] Read more >

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Pipeline Companies’ Crude Behavior Exposed

12/6/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The tar sands industry is making a habit of steamrolling opposition in its pursuit of profits. A new NWF report details what it means for American landowners, tribes, and communities. Read more >

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Student Activist Stands Up Against Keystone XL

11/20/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

College Sophomore Mariah Urueta and 53 other students travelled all the way from Central Michigan University to Washington, D.C. last weekend to pressure President Obama to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. They spent over 20 hours traveling by bus—through the […] Read more >

Activists carry a 500-foot inflated "pipeline" at the head of the crowd (Photo: Avelino Maestas/NWF)

Thousands Rally at White House to Stop Keystone XL

11/19/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

In which your fearless reporter skips NFL games to document America’s opposition to the tar sands mega-pipeline. Read more >