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

2/16/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

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 pulling out every trick in the bag to open up …

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

1/17/2012 // By Joe Mendelson

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 back at how the House dealt with the Clean Air …

New Cornell Study Says Tar Sands Pipeline a Jobs Killer

9/29/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 permit, proponents claim the pipeline will create jobs, but they …

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

9/12/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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 bought in: doctors lit up, mothers smoked around their kids …

Walrus cows and yearlings on the ice pack

Somebody Stop Me Before I Spill Again!

8/15/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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 Associated Press: The British government warned Monday that several hundred …

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

7/14/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

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 pump caused by high and unpredictable gas prices. Drivers have …

Latest Murkowski Drill Bill Won’t Protect Arctic Refuge

5/24/2011 // By Pat Lavin

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 intrusive seismic testing and surface exploration activities with no mandatory seasonal …

Ohio State Parks Drilling Event

Standing Up for Ohio State Parks

5/18/2011 // By NWF

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 say about the best laid plans, right? Conservation leaders and …

Columbus Statehouse

Ohioans Gather Tomorrow at Statehouse to Protect State Parks from Drilling

5/16/2011 // By NWF

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 beautiful time to get outside again, work in the garden, …

Shell Oil: More Drilling, Less Regulation!

5/5/2011 // By Pat Lavin

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” and numerous safeguards in place, the company expressed optimism that …

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