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Five Great Lakes Species Facing a New Threat from Big Oil

9/19/2013 // By Jane Kirchner

The Great Lakes are the world’s largest surface freshwater ecosystem and their waters and shoreline areas provide habitat for a breathtaking array of wildlife. But with a recent increase in oil surging through aging pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac […] Read more >

Proponents of H.R. 2728 say federal fracking rules aren't needed if states have their own regulations. Photo: Judith Kohler

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

7/31/2013 // By Judith Kohler

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House Natural Resources Committee is considering a bill that would bar the […] Read more >

Via ConsumerWatchdog.org

New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

7/16/2013 // By Miles Grant

It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer Watchdog predicts building Keystone XL would raise prices at the […] Read more >

Shell’s Oil Sands Project will Devastate Habitats, but Canada Says OK

7/12/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Once revered as a leading environmental steward, Canada now seems all too willing to cave to the tar sands industry like the petrostate it seems to be veering towards becoming. This sad new reality for our Northerly neighbor was illustrated […] Read more >

Clayton Thomas-Muller, one of the main organizers, gathers the marchers. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky

You Can Help Heal the Tar Sands By Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline

7/11/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join more than 500 people from the First Nations, Canada and the United States to walk 14 kilometers through Canada’s tar sands mining operations in the fourth annual Tar Sands Healing Walk. I […] Read more >

NWF staffers (left) joined compatriots from other organizations to rally around climate action in Washington today. Photo via Flickr.

Obama Connects Keystone XL & Climate: Rejection Now a Must

6/25/2013 // By Jim Murphy

In a landmark speech on climate change, President Obama made a bold statement that he would not approve the Keystone XL pipeline if it will significantly exacerbate the climate problem.  This is a huge step towards rejection of this pipeline, […] Read more >

Exxon's "before" & "after" photos of the Pegasus tar sands oil spill in Mayflower, AR

Months After Arkansas Tar Sands Disaster, Exxon Still Silent on Spill Cause

6/6/2013 // By Miles Grant

Here’s today’s update on the Exxon Mobil Pegasus tar sands spill in Mayflower, Arkansas: Exxon still isn’t revealing a cause and the wetlands still aren’t restored. Not much of an update, is it? In the days following the disastrous pipeline […] Read more >

What harm would fracking do to that precious commodity -- beer? Flickr: Mezzoblue

Governor, think of the beer!

5/29/2013 // By Michael Saul

Who isn’t familiar with Coors advertising displaying snowy mountain peaks and touting the purity of  Rocky Mountain water (despite the fact that the massive Coors plant in Golden killed thousands fish in a 2000 spill)? Beer is rightly a point […] Read more >

Dead duck covered in oil from Bouchard spill, Buzzards Bay, MA, April 2003 (MA DEP)

Charting a Clean Energy Future for New England’s Oil-Menaced Southeastern Coast

5/2/2013 // By Miles Grant

Ask Americans to name a major oil spill and you’ll hear about the Gulf oil disaster and the Exxon Valdez, maybe even Arkansas, the Kalamazoo River and the Yellowstone River. But two of America’s worst oil disasters took place off […] Read more >

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

4/9/2013 // By Miles Grant

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, I spoke again with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) […] Read more >