oil spill

New VIDEO: The Tar Sands Threat to Wildlife

From widespread habitat destruction, to the drastic effects of climate change, to devastating toxic oil spills—the scope and scale of impacts that wildlife will face if the Keystone XL tar sands …

Weekly News Roundup – April 12, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Sportsmen Share Priorities With New Interior Chief April 10 …

Duck coated in Exxon Pegasus tar sands oil in Mayflower, AR, April 2013 (Photo: Lauren Ray)

Update on Wildlife Oiled in Arkansas Tar Sands Spill

Just got this update on the Exxon Mobil Pegasus tar sands pipeline spill from Geralyn Hoey, a National Wildlife Federation regional representative in our South Central Regional Center: On Monday, …

Weekly News Roundup – April 5, 2013

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Report: Gulf Wildlife Three Years into the Gulf Oil …

Marsh coated in tar sands oil from Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline spill, Mayflower, Ark., April 2013 (NWF photo)

As Arkansas Community Reels from Tar Sands Oil Spill, Wildlife Remain in Peril

Four days after Exxon Mobil’s Pegasus pipeline sent tar sands oil flooding through a neighborhood in the small Arkansas town of Mayflower, the fumes still burned my nostrils — like …

Exxon Mobil pipeline oil spill, Mayflower, AR, March 2013 (AJ Zolten)

Exxon Tar Sands Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas, Forcing Evacuations and Threatening Wildlife (UPDATE)

An Exxon Mobil pipeline carrying tar sands oil from Canada spilled in Arkansas on Friday, sending thousands of gallons of heavy crude oil flowing through residential streets outside Little Rock, …

Urubamba Hydro Plant

Peru Stands up to Big Oil. Will U.S. and Ecuador?

Last year my husband and I honeymooned in Machu Picchu, Peru. In Quechua — the language spoken by the Inca who built the city — Machu Picchu means “Old Mountain.” …

Ringed seal.  Credit: Sven Roeder

On 24th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, Arctic Wildlife Still at Risk

Twenty-four years ago the Exxon Valdez oil tanker ran aground in Alaska, spilling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil into the spectacular Prince William Sound. In the following days, …

A seep of oil-like substances adjacent to a western Colorado natural gas plant is just 60 feet from a creek that flows into the Colorado River (pictured). Photo by Judith Kohler

Water and Wildlife Shouldn’t Mix with Oil and Gas

“It’s possible we may have dodged a bullet this time, but this should be seen as a wake-up call.” That’s the reaction of National Wildlife Federation attorney Michael Saul to …

Rally to Hold BP Accountable

Memo to BP: End the Blame Game, Restore the Gulf

It took BP 87 days to cap the well gushing from a mile beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, in an area known as the Macondo prospect. For months, BP shirked …

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