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

The Top 10 Quotes from Today’s Keystone XL Hearing

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a long-anticipated hearing on the Keystone XL Pipeline. This hearing aimed to explore whether the pipeline is in our national interest and included …

Anti-Keystone vigil in Washington, DC.  Photo by Credo Action

Nationwide Vigils Held Against the Keystone Pipeline

Last night, across the country, there were over 280 vigils against the Keystone pipeline in 48 states and Washington, DC.  The National Wildlife Federation stood in solidarity with groups like …

If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over …

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Save Santa’s Reindeer!

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 …

Conservation groups and now the Canadian government are expressing concern that TransCanada lacks a safety culture.  The same lapses resulted in numerous incidents by their competitor Enbridge, including the deadly explosion pictured above.

Original Keystone Pipeline Shuts Down, Safety a Concern

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