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Alaska Well Blowout Still Out of Control While Congress Wants to Drill in Polar Bear Country

Breaking news reports are coming in that an exploratory oil and gas well on Alaska’s North Slope has triggered a blowout that is still out of control. Meanwhile, Congress is …

2011 Review: House of Representatives, Polluter Lobbying, and More Air Pollution

Today, the House of Representatives returns with a 13% approval rating to start the 2012 legislative session. Before the gavel lands and the bills start flying, it is worth looking …

New Cornell Study Says Tar Sands Pipeline a Jobs Killer

The Keystone pipeline will kill jobs, not create them, concluded a new study by Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute. In their push to convince the Obama Administration to approve TransCanada’s …

A polar bear keeps close to her young along the Beaufort Sea coast in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: Susanne Miller/USFWS)

Help Stop Big Oil’s Arctic Assault

Speak up today for the future of ringed seals and other cherished Arctic wildlife. Remember the days when Big Tobacco insisted their product was safe? For a long time, people …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

Last week we wrote about the danger posed by Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. Well, now comes the “told you so” moment. From the …

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the …

Latest Murkowski Drill Bill Won’t Protect Arctic Refuge

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced another Arctic Refuge directional drill bill that she claims “should silence any potential controversy over ANWR development.”  Here’s how the controversy would be silenced: Allow …

Ohio State Parks Drilling Event

Standing Up for Ohio State Parks

  |   May 18, 2011

Post was written by Tracy Sabetta, pictured here with her daughter. Tracy leads the outreach to NWF supporters in Ohio. You can reach her at tsabetta@initiativeohio.com. You know what they …

Columbus Statehouse

Ohioans Gather Tomorrow at Statehouse to Protect State Parks from Drilling

  |   May 16, 2011

Blog post was written by Tracy Sabetta, who leads the outreach to NWF supporters in Ohio. You can reach her at tsabetta@initiativeohio.com. Spring has finally arrived in Ohio! What a …

Shell Oil: More Drilling, Less Regulation!

Shell Oil has proposed to drill ten exploratory wells in the Arctic Ocean in 2012-13, a major expansion of an earlier proposal to drill three wells in 2011.  Citing Shell’s “world-class capabilities” …

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