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Investors Demand Environmental Improvements from Tar Sands Industry

10/23/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Tar sands is a risky business—it is one of the dirtiest fuels on the planet. Just this week, a group of 49 investors with $2 trillion in assets called on Canadian oil sands developers to dramatically reduce the environmental risks associated with […] Read more >

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Enbridge Threatens Freshwater Drinking Source for Millions of People

10/18/2012 // By Beth Wallace

Today NWF released a report warning of a pipeline hazard beneath the Straits of Mackinac. Submerged in the waters where Lakes Michigan and Huron meet, more than 20 million gallons of crude oil and natural gas fluids are pumped every day […] Read more >

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The Keystone Pipeline Myth Machine – 2012 Election Edition

9/6/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands oil is one of the biggest threats looming over our planet’s health. Here’s what you need to know about the Keystone XL pipeline and Big Oil’s shameless spin. Read more >

Zero to 60 in under 6 seconds, plus zero tailpipe emissions? Yes please. (photo: Tesla Motors)

Dirty Oil CEO Calls Pipelines “The Weak Link”

8/14/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The CEO of one of the world’s biggest dirty energy companies is accusing conservationists of…well…playing to win, I think? Enbridge Incorporated has made headlines the last few years for all the wrong reasons, including a massive tar sands oil spill […] Read more >

Enbridge Earns Rare Slap From Regulators

8/3/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

On Thursday, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a rarely used corrective action order (CAO) to Enbridge, owner of the Lakehead pipeline system. This order is in response to yet another pipeline disaster, which dumped over 50,000 […] Read more >

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

Enbridge Spills Again. Is it Tar Sands?

7/28/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

  Enbridge, the company that spilled a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River two years ago this week, and that the National Transportation Safety Board likened to the “Keystone Kops” of pipeline safety, has reportedly just spilled another […] Read more >

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Swift Action Needed for Swift Foxes

7/17/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

Last week, three newborn swift fox kits made their appearance at the Endangered Wolf Center in Missouri–offering visitors a rare look at the tiny and elusive nocturnal foxes, and creating new milestones at the facility and nationally in the federal […] Read more >

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

7/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the Keystone XL controversy. Rather than temper the headlong rush to exploit tar sands, they’re getting sneakier. The tactics: gut environmental and public review while breaking up their grandiose proposals into smaller pieces to avoid detection. If they succeed, […] Read more >

NTSB Photo - Ruptured Enbridge tar sands pipeline, Line 6B

Breaking News: Enbridge Fined $3.7 Million for 2010 Tar Sands Oil Spill

7/3/2012 // By Beth Wallace

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has announced yesterday that it is issuing $3.7 million in civil penalties and 24 enforcement actions against Enbridge Energy for the 2010 tar sands oil spill into the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

Tar sands pipelines sometimes seem like the Hydra of Greek mythology: cut off one head and two more grow in its place.

Divide and Conquer: Oil Polluters Ambush the US

6/28/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

After losing their first battle over Keystone XL, the tar sands oil industry has learned how to rig the system to its advantage. Find out more about these sneak attacks and how you can help stop them. Read more >