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Wildlife and Tar Sands Don’t Mix: Help Your Senators Get the Message

3/1/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

We’re reaching a critical point in the fight to protect wildlife from dirty tar sands oil. Big Oil has convinced some members of Congress to try to overrule President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline–a project that would …

Settle the BP Oil Spill Litigation? Maybe, But Let’s Not Let BP Shortchange the Gulf Yet Again

2/28/2012 // By John Kostyack

Next week, the long-awaited trial begins to decide the liability of BP, Transocean, Halliburton and other companies involved with the April 2010 oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial was set to begin this week, but it was postponed …

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.

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A Small Farmer Reminds Big Oil: Don’t Mess With Texas

2/17/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

When a foreign oil company tried to bully Texas farmer Julia Trigg Crawford, she got angry — and got involved in a fight that stretches far beyond her front door. The Keystone XL saga continues…

Smog envelopes downtown Houston, TX (Flickr's Rick Kimpel)

Media Scrutinizes Modest Clean Energy Investments, Ignores Massive Polluter Tax Giveaways

1/27/2012 // By Larry Schweiger

Imagine if reporters spent even a fraction of the time highlighting America’s hugely wasteful dirty energy subsidies as they do trying to gin up “scandal” in clean energy. How would American taxpayers react if they knew how much of their …

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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 …

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 …

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Keystone XL Not Good for Much But a Laugh

12/13/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Shovel-ready jobs.  America needs them.  But we also need shovels for the imaginary job claims of the Koch brothers, the oil lobby and now House Speaker John Boehner. The speaker is adamant about doing Big Oil a big favor for …

Environmentalists, sportsmen, and labor officials gather round the Duramax engine - assembled at 8:30am that very morning - and marvel at its performance, efficiency and pollution-control technology.

EPA Rule Powers Clean Tech Engine, Jobs in Ohio

12/12/2011 // By Frank Szollosi

CLEAN TECH BOOSTS JOBS, SAVES MONEY, CUTS POLLUTION, DRIVES PERFORMANCE If you drive a big pick-up truck at work or when you hunt or fish, you know there are more choices when it comes to engine technology.  Recently, NWF joined …

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 …

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