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Rail lines that could carry tar sands run along Lake Champlain's shores.  Photo by Jim Murphy

Study Shows Tar Sands Oil Has No Place in the Northeast

12/10/2015 // By Jim Murphy

In the wake of two of the worst onshore oil spills in U.S. history, a newly issued report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) confirms what the tragic spills in Marshall, Michigan and Mayflower, Arkansas demonstrated: heavy tar sands oil …

Jake Brown of VNRC stands along tracks that currently carry dangerous oil cars along the banks of Lake Champlain.  Photo by Jim Murphy NWF.

We Must Act to Protect Lake Champlain from an Oil-by-Rail Disaster

6/19/2015 // By Guest Author

Most Vermonters are aware that our state legislature recently passed – and Vermont Governor Shumlin signed – ambitious legislation aimed at cleaning up Lake Champlain and the state’s rivers and streams.  At the same time, many state leaders are talking …

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Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

2/16/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Still waters run deep, but congressional budget cuts run even deeper. The continuing resolution put forward by the majority in the House of Representatives will gut regional programs designed to protect and restore our nation’s great waters. These programs create …

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