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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 >

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5 Reasons Why the President Will Reject Keystone XL

11/16/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The conventional wisdom on the tar sands megaproject is off base. Here’s why. Read more >

Poll – Keystone XL Pummeled by Clean Energy

11/14/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

National Wildlife Federation released results of a Zogby commissioned poll covering several climate and energy issues.  The poll, done just after the election, finds support for Keystone XL was dwarfed by voters’ desire for expanded renewable energy investments. Support for […] Read more >

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Are U.S. Oil Exports Making Tar Sands “Useless”?

11/5/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A boom in American oil production has made Keystone XL an even riskier bet. How will politicians and the industry respond? Read more >

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NWF Tells Fox News – Enbridge Pipeline Could Cause Terrible Spill

10/25/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

When NASDAQ seemed to connect a temporary drop in shares of tar sands pipeline company Enbidge to a new report from NWF, it got the attention of Fox Business News’ Melissa Francis, whose program has an emphasis on energy issues.  […] Read more >

Exxon’s Stealth Moves to Run Tar Sands into New England

10/9/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

We’ve written before about Big Oil’s new playbook on tar sands: using stealth tactics to make it harder for the public to figure out what dangerous projects they have in mind and trying to pull one over on the public. Bearing locally-based […] Read more >

The scene of the arrest.  Ms. Fairchild felt bullied and pushed around by TransCanada, the company building the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone and the Cops: Grandma Arrested Defending her Land from Pipeline

10/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

The streets of east Texas are safer now that great grandmother Eleanor Fairchild is in the clink.  The charge: trespassing on her own land. Ms. Fairchild was trying to stop destruction of her property from heavy equipment being used to clear the […] Read more >