oil Subscribe to Feed

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 >

Bald Eagle - NWF/John C Moerk

Oiled Bald Eagle Among Yellowstone River Oil Spill Victims

7/21/2011 // By Miles Grant

As fish show signs of stress, a live oiled bald eagle has been spotted in Montana’s Yellowstone River oil spill zone, along with a dead owl and several dead ducks covered in oil. Read more >

New BP Spill, This Time in Alaska

7/18/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re just learning about America’s second big oil spill in just the last month, this time new BP spill in Alaska: BP said on Monday that a pipeline at its 30,000 barrel per day Lisburne field, which is currently closed […] Read more >

Plug It In: Taking Control of Our Energy Future

7/14/2011 // By Marta Orpiszewska

As temperatures soar into the 90’s, beach outings, bbq’s, and pool parties are in full swing, but not without a significant cost. Families once again are experiencing pain at the pump caused by high and unpredictable gas prices. Drivers have […] Read more >

Oiled pasture on the farm of NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky along Montana's Yellowstone River

As Cleanup Continues, Oil Spreads 15 Miles Down Montana’s Yellowstone River

7/5/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re now learning oil from last week’s Exxon Mobil pipeline rupture under Montana’s Yellowstone River has traveled much further downstream than the oil giant originally estimated. Read more >

Oil in Montana's Yellowstone River (NWF's Alexis Bonogofsky)

Exxon Mobil Oil Pipeline Ruptures Under Montana’s Yellowstone River

7/3/2011 // By Miles Grant

Here’s an account of the oil spill along with pictures from NWF’s Alexis Bonogofsky, who lives on the Yellowstone River in Montana. Read more >

Oil seen off Louisiana, June 2011

Exclusive: Tests on New Oil Slick Off Louisiana Point to Fresh Spill

6/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The National Wildlife Federation has just received the results of tests on the newly-discovered oil in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, not far from the Delta National Wildlife Refuge. We gave the samples to Ed Overton, professor emeritus in […] Read more >

Oil seen off Louisiana, June 2011

Oil Spotted on Gulf Surface Near Delta National Wildlife Refuge

6/8/2011 // By Miles Grant

UPDATE 6/9/11: Test results from a National Wildlife Federation sample indicate the oil is NOT stirred-up BP oil, but rather a fresh spill. Staffers in the National Wildlife Federation’s Coastal Louisiana office were tipped off to newly-seen weathered oil on […] Read more >

Photo from the Office of Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Oil Execs Continue to Defend Billions in Tax Breaks

5/13/2011 // By Corey Shott

As record high gas prices batter consumers and anger voters, Senators on the Finance Committee hauled Big Oil’s top five executives to the Capitol for a hearing on proposals that might just lead to an end to wasteful taxpayer subsidies […] Read more >

www.fueleconomy.gov

Time to End the Big Oil Boondoggle

4/29/2011 // By Corey Shott

The nation narrowly escaped a budget collision and government shutdown a few weeks ago, but that was just the opening round in the epic battle to rein in out of control deficits in Washington.  While conservation and public health protection […] Read more >