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The scene of the arrest.  Ms. Fairchild felt bullied and pushed around by TransCanada, the company building the Keystone XL pipeline.

Keystone and the Cops: Grandma Arrested Defending her Land from Pipeline

10/5/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

The streets of east Texas are safer now that great grandmother Eleanor Fairchild is in the clink.  The charge: trespassing on her own land. Ms. Fairchild was trying to stop destruction of her property from heavy equipment being used to clear the …

Enbridge Earns Rare Slap From Regulators

8/3/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

On Thursday, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a rarely used corrective action order (CAO) to Enbridge, owner of the Lakehead pipeline system. This order is in response to yet another pipeline disaster, which dumped over 50,000 …

Tar Sands in New England Clears Another Hurdle

7/30/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Late last week, the Canadian National Energy Board approved a major step in a thinly-veiled effort to bring tar sands through New England for export out of South Portland, Maine. The Board approved the partial reversal of Line 9 from Sarnia, …

An oiled heron was among the wildlife victims of Enbridge's massive 2010 tar sands spill into the Kalamazoo River.  Image from howtobearesponsiblesteward.blogspot.com

Enbridge Spills Again. Is it Tar Sands?

7/28/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

  Enbridge, the company that spilled a million gallons of tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River two years ago this week, and that the National Transportation Safety Board likened to the “Keystone Kops” of pipeline safety, has reportedly just spilled another …

NWF Photo: Human Oil Spil in Michigan's Capital

Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

7/19/2012 // By Beth Wallace

A human oil spill, that is! On July 18th, community members from across Michigan participated in the Lansing, Mich., We are the Kalamazoo Human Oil Spill event to memorialize two years passing since the largest and costliest inland oil spill …

Weekly News Roundup – July 13, 2012

7/13/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: House Agriculture Committee Passes Farm Bill that Will Lead to Destruction of Prairies and Wetlands July 12 – The …

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

7/6/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluters seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the Keystone XL controversy. Rather than temper the headlong rush to exploit tar sands, they’re getting sneakier. The tactics: gut environmental and public review while breaking up their grandiose proposals into smaller pieces to avoid detection. If they succeed, …

Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

5/16/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Friends of Big Oil have been making a habit in this session of Congress of threatening to scuttle “must pass” legislation in order to hasten construction of the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline.  In June, yet another special interest showdown is …

Weekly News Roundup – May 4, 2012

5/4/2012 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s NWF news: New Route, Same Risks: Keystone XL Fails to Protect Nebraska May 4 – TransCanada reapplied for a Presidential Permit …

Why We Should Pay Attention to Oil Pipelines

4/30/2012 // By Guest Author

On July 25th, 2010, the Great Lakes region experienced one of the largest oil spills in Midwest history—and it was from a pipeline buried underneath the ground. Almost two years after the spill, the pressing question is whether laws governing oil pipelines protect the Great Lakes Basin and its communities from more spills.

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