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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 …

Tar Sands, Alberta (flickr/Howl Arts Collective)

Study on the Safety of Transporting Tar Sands Oil Avoids the Tough Questions

7/1/2013 // By Jim Murphy

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) commissioned the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to perform a study on tar sand oil. The study concluded that tar sands oil (moved as a substance called diluted bitumen) and heavy crude …

Global Warming? 97% of Experts Agreee

6/30/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

A new National Academy of Sciences study finds 97 percent of the climate scientists agree that global warming is driven mainly by human activity – emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. The study, published this week involved 1,372 …

What You Wish You Didn’t Know About Oil Spills

5/9/2010 // By Miles Grant

A few facts gathered by the National Wildlife Federation’s Senior Scientist, Doug Inkley… According to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, about 3 million gallons of oil and refined oil are spill in U.S. waters every …

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