Lake Champlain

The Lake Champlain Basin is home to wildlife like the great blue heron. Photo by Lynn Cleveland, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Protect This Region from Tar Sands Oil

In addition to the risks of millions of gallons of explosive, dangerous fracked Bakken crude oil rolling over a decrepit rail line and bridges on the shores of Lake Champlain, …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Lake Erie

Still Waters Run Deep, Budget Cuts Run Deeper

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 …

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