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The Big Tell: Oil Prices Fall After Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Rejection

1/19/2012 // By Miles Grant

Why would President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline cause oil prices to FALL? You have to wonder what Big Oil is more worried about: That it won’t be able to sell the oil to China, or that […] Read more >

Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/16/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

12/22 Update:  Press reports indicate this afternoon that the House GOP will blink on the payroll tax bill and sign off on the version passed by a bi-partisan margin in the Senate.  Of course, we have heard this before, so no […] Read more >

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

Crews Report Progress in Stopping Spill at Colorado Tar Sands Refinery

12/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

While they’re still working to pinpoint the source, workers have made progress in keeping an oil spill north of Denverfrom getting any worse: Federal officials say a trench dug to block toxic chemicals from seeping from a refinery into a […] Read more >

Oil spill cleanup worker in Commerce City, CO (NWF photo)

As Colorado Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue, Cancer-Causing Benzene Found

12/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning more about an oily substance found in the Sand Creek north of Denver, CO. Investigators say it may have leaked from an underground pipeline: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean-up coordinators today said the black goo leaking from the […] Read more >

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Possible Tar Sands Spill Fouls Colorado Creek, Threatens Wildlife and Drinking Water

11/30/2011 // By Miles Grant

Authorities are investigating an oily muck found in a creek north of Denver near the Suncor Energy tar sands refinery in Commerce City: Environmental Protection Agency officials say small dams erected on a bank overnight appear to be containing an oily […] Read more >

BP oil on Gulf of Mexico, May 2010 (NWF staff photo)

Oil Tax Breaks Help Put America Deeper in the Red, Keep BP in the Black

10/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

America just closed out a fiscal year with a $1.3 trillion debt, and guess where a big chunk of that cash went? That’s right – BP’s bank account. The oil giant today reported profit for just the months of July, […] Read more >

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard, Deepwater Horizon response.

Blowout Preventers Still Unsafe, Federal Action Ineffective Group Says

10/21/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government issued new rules to improve offshore drilling safety. Problem solved, right? Not according to the Offshore Safety Report, issued by Oceana at the Society of Environmental Journalists meeting in Miami this week. […] Read more >

Oil refinery in Chalmette, Louisiana. (Courtesy of Planetware.com)

Bad Air Day: EPA Holds Hearings on Oil and Gas Air Pollution Standards

9/27/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Tapping oil and natural gas is part of America’s energy portfolio, but it can come at an unhealthy price for air, water, and wildlife. The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) is holding three public hearing on proposed air pollution standards for oil […] Read more >

Stop the Pipeline!

9/3/2011 // By Jenna Peters

Tar Sands Action! Today marked the final day of the tar sands pipeline protest as a surge of Americans joined outside the White House in a historic effort to urge President Obama to stand up to big oil and deny […] Read more >

Photo: Susan Lehman

Oh Deer! Energy Exploration Could Affect Wildlife Out West

8/10/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Oil and natural gas may be valuable resources out West, but so are the area’s wildlife and outdoor heritage. Increased energy exploration, however, could make certain species much harder to find. Mule deer, pronghorn antelopes, greater sage grouse, raptors and […] Read more >