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Weekly News Roundup-November 30, 2012

11/30/2012 // By Mary Price

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: Obama Administration Delivers on Longstanding Promise to the American People Drakes Estero Receives Full Wilderness Protection  November 29-The National …

The Energy Future is Now: Extend wind tax credits

11/14/2012 // By Judith Kohler

The election’s over. Billions of dollars have been spent on campaigns from coast to coast. And the pundits tell us, politically speaking, that we’re back where we were because the players and partisan makeup have barely changed. A glaring headline …

Poll – Keystone XL Pummeled by Clean Energy

11/14/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

National Wildlife Federation released results of a Zogby commissioned poll covering several climate and energy issues.  The poll, done just after the election, finds support for Keystone XL was dwarfed by voters’ desire for expanded renewable energy investments. Support for …

New Chevron Money Dump as Unprecedented Polluter Cash Flows

10/26/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters this election year are doing the equivalent of betting it all.  They’re spending unprecedented amounts of cash to influence the election in the hopes of electing policy makers who will gut clean air and clean water protections.  The latest, is …

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NWF Tells Fox News – Enbridge Pipeline Could Cause Terrible Spill

10/25/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

When NASDAQ seemed to connect a temporary drop in shares of tar sands pipeline company Enbidge to a new report from NWF, it got the attention of Fox Business News’ Melissa Francis, whose program has an emphasis on energy issues.  …

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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 …

Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline runs under the straits of Mackinac. Photo: MDOT Photo/Video Unit

Time to Choose not to Spill or Explode

10/22/2012 // By Zoe Lipman

Candidates, Voters: Time to choose your energy future It was all about the future of energy at an event at the Center for American Progress here in DC Friday morning when CAP released their  new report:  “Regional Energy, National Solutions:  A Real Energy Vision …

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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 …

Conservation groups and now the Canadian government are expressing concern that TransCanada lacks a safety culture.  The same lapses resulted in numerous incidents by their competitor Enbridge, including the deadly explosion pictured above.

Original Keystone Pipeline Shuts Down, Safety a Concern

10/18/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Today, TransCanada, the energy giant proposing to build the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline announced it is shutting the original Keystone pipeline it operates. They say the line will be shut for three days due to an undisclosed “anomaly.”   The …

Exxon’s Stealth Moves to Run Tar Sands into New England

10/9/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

We’ve written before about Big Oil’s new playbook on tar sands: using stealth tactics to make it harder for the public to figure out what dangerous projects they have in mind and trying to pull one over on the public. Bearing locally-based …

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