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As Colorado Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts Continue, Cancer-Causing Benzene Found

12/1/2011 // By Miles Grant

We’re learning more about an oily substance found in the Sand Creek north of Denver, CO. Investigators say it may have leaked from an underground pipeline: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency clean-up coordinators today said the black goo leaking from the …

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Video: Ecologist Turns Advocate After Enbridge Disaster

11/30/2011 // By Jennifer Janssen

“Having this [Enbridge] oil spill come down through a watershed where we’ve been working to clean up old pollution for a long time now…for me it was a punch in the gut.” Jeff Spoelstra coordinates Kalamazoo River Watershed Council, an …

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Bravely Standing Up For Her Children and Community – How an Oil Spill Transformed One Woman’s Life

11/30/2011 // By Carla Brown

As parents, we want to make sure our children feel safe and inspired. We want them to embrace life and jump at opportunity. When terrible things happen in the world, it is challenging to know what to say. In 2010, …

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Possible Tar Sands Spill Fouls Colorado Creek, Threatens Wildlife and Drinking Water

11/30/2011 // By Miles Grant

Authorities are investigating an oily muck found in a creek north of Denver near the Suncor Energy tar sands refinery in Commerce City: Environmental Protection Agency officials say small dams erected on a bank overnight appear to be containing an oily …

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Pipelines Part of the American Reality

11/21/2011 // By Carla Brown

Environmentalists are relieved to hear that the Obama administration has delayed the decision regarding the Keystone XL pipeline. But most Americans probably do not know that pipelines already criss-cross our neighborhoods and countryside. For Susan Connolly of Michigan, pipelines were …

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Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill Disaster in the Kalamazoo River is Worse than Originally Reported

11/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

On November 9th, the U.S. EPA updated their webpage to reflect the latest recovery efforts for the Enbridge tar sands oil spill.  It is now being reported that well over 1.1 million gallons of tar sands oil has been recovered from …

BP oil on Gulf of Mexico, May 2010. Photo by NWF

Oil Tax Breaks Help Put America Deeper in the Red, Keep BP in the Black

10/25/2011 // By Miles Grant

America just closed out a fiscal year with a $1.3 trillion debt, and guess where a big chunk of that cash went? That’s right – BP’s bank account. The oil giant today reported profit for just the months of July, …

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Blowout Preventers Still Unsafe, Federal Action Ineffective Group Says

10/21/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the federal government issued new rules to improve offshore drilling safety. Problem solved, right? Not according to the Offshore Safety Report, issued by Oceana at the Society of Environmental Journalists meeting in Miami this week. …

Protesters gathered to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline at the Tar Sands rally on Friday, October 7, 2011

WATCH – Say No to Keystone Pipeline, Chorus of Advocates Urge

10/11/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Watch NWF coverage of the press conference, public hearings, and rally here.  Our cause is serious but the protest united us in a spirit of hope. “Yes you can. Stop the pipeline,” chanted Keystone XL pipeline opponents on Friday, directing …

Mass Opposition to Keystone XL in DC This Week

10/7/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

It was a festive atmosphere outside the Ronald Reagan building in downtown Washington today, as protesters, many from National Wildlife Federation, flooded the plaza with chants, songs, and demands that President Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil …

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