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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

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 …

Enbridge Earns Rare Slap From Regulators

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 …

Tar Sands in New England Clears Another Hurdle

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 …

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?

  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 …

NWF Photo: Human Oil Spil in Michigan's Capital

Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – July 13, 2012

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 …

Tar Sands Giants Sneaky New Playbook Revealed

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 …

Keystone XL Backers Could Derail 1 Million Jobs

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 …

Weekly News Roundup – May 4, 2012

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 …

Why We Should Pay Attention to Oil Pipelines

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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