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Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

5/16/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Friends of Big Oil have been making a habit in this session of Congress of threatening to scuttle “must pass” legislation in order to hasten construction of the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline.  In June, yet another special interest showdown is […] Read more >

Sandhill Crane. Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

New Keystone XL Route – Same Risks, Same Threats

4/19/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Building a 1,700-mile pipeline tocarry up to 800,000 barrels a day of thick, tar-like crude oil through the middle of America will rip up Canada’s boreal forest, leave toxic sludge ponds behind, disrupt pristine ecosystems and threaten every area along […] Read more >

"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another […] Read more >

Dear Media – Give Your Readers the Facts on Gas Prices and Keystone XL

3/1/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

In response to industry advertising and media reporting of tar sands pipeline Keystone XL’s purported benefits, NWF today sent this memo to media to urge them to put the facts ahead of spin on the effect that the pipeline would have on gas prices here in […] Read more >

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Keystone XL Not Good for Much But a Laugh

12/13/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Shovel-ready jobs.  America needs them.  But we also need shovels for the imaginary job claims of the Koch brothers, the oil lobby and now House Speaker John Boehner. The speaker is adamant about doing Big Oil a big favor for […] Read more >

Protesters gathered to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline at the Tar Sands rally on Friday, October 7, 2011

WATCH – Say No to Keystone Pipeline, Chorus of Advocates Urge

10/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Watch NWF coverage of the press conference, public hearings, and rally here.  Our cause is serious but the protest united us in a spirit of hope. “Yes you can. Stop the pipeline,” chanted Keystone XL pipeline opponents on Friday, directing […] Read more >

Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC This Week

10/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald Reagan building in downtown Washington today, as protesters, many from National Wildlife Federation, flooded the plaza with chants, songs, and demands that President Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil […] Read more >

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

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Oilies sink to a new low: “Ethical” tar sands

9/7/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

The oil industry is notorious for putting profits above honesty, but if you needed a reminder just view the ad below (or don’t, if you don’t like being outraged). It’s a pitch for “ethical oil” from Alberta’s tar sands, which […] Read more >

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Spirit Bear: The Return of An Elusive Icon

8/12/2011 // By Amanda Stone

To the Gitga’at First Nation and the Kitasoo/Xai’xais of Canada it has been taboo to hunt or even speak the name of the elusive spirit bear, or Kermode, for many generations. Neither albino nor polar bear, the vanilla-colored bear is […] Read more >