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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.

Dogs Among Latest Victims of Tar Sands Poison

One day last February, a man opened the front door of his cabin in Alberta, Canada, to find his dog looking quite ill. Seeing that two of his other dogs …

Northwest Earth Institute Releases New Course, Powering A Bright Future

Northwest Earth Institute’s (NWEI) two-session course, Powering a Bright Future, explores issues related to the current energy crises, and what can be done to take action as individuals and communities interested in promoting …

Two Years into BP Oil Spill, “Our Whole Life is Upside-Down”

It wasn’t until several years after the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill that the full ecological impacts on Alaska’s ecosystems revealed themselves, and two years into the Gulf oil disaster, …

Dolphins are dying in unprecedented numbers

Two Years Later, Dolphins Dying at Unprecedented Rates

Today marks two years since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 men and ultimately sending more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Since …

New Keystone XL Route – Same Risks, Same Threats

Building a 1,700-mile pipeline tocarry up to 800,000 barrels a day of thick, tar-like crude oil through the middle of America will rip up Canada’s boreal forest, leave toxic sludge …

Oil Shale: A Half-baked Idea Whose Time Still Hasn’t Come

Supporters of mining the vast tracts of public lands in Wyoming, Utah and western Colorado for oil shale like to say how the region is “the Saudi Arabia’’ of the …

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to …

Protect Alaska’s Duck Factory!

Want to fix pain at the pump? Go with the cars…

In the current crazy debate on high gas prices and what to do about them , we’d like to see politicians stand up for the things that really save families …

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