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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, […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

Pipeline fires, spills and explosions exact a toll on local economies that industry refuses to account for in its job estimate. Image by Tom Burford.

Keystone XL a Job Killer, Says Cornell

9/8/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Echoing some of our previous posts, the Cornell Global Labor Institute has just released it’s analysis of the job impacts from the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Their take?  It will kill more jobs than it creates. Cornell says: […] Read more >

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Great Lakes Lawmakers Push for Dangerous Oil Pipelines, Despite Apparent Pipeline Safety Issues

7/6/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Several Congressional members, and Great Lakes State Legislators, are shamefully showing support for the Keystone XL pipeline before pipeline safety and environmental concerns raised by the EPA, some members of Congress and over 265,000 citizens have been adequately addressed. Oil extraction […] Read more >

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No Tar Sands Pipeline Construction Until True Impacts are Clear

5/19/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Pipelines are out of sight and often are out of mind for many Americans–including Congress and the agencies that regulate the pipelines. Last year I learned this lesson the hard way when parts of my hometown were devastated by a […] Read more >

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NEW REPORT – Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Risks – Highlights Great Lakes Pipeline Concerns

2/16/2011 // By Beth Wallace

If you thought last summer’s oil spill madness was bad, it looks like that was just the tip of the iceberg - especially here in the Great Lakes. According to a report that was released today by the National Resource Defense Council, […] Read more >

Enbridge starts to back pedal – As Michigan Oil Spill Clean-Up Costs Rise

2/1/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Enbridge continues to lose credibility after denying legal responsibility for the biggest Midwest oil pipeline disaster in history. Why are we not surprised? Six months after the Kalamazoo River oil spill, Enbridge is starting to deny legal liability for costs related to […] Read more >

Pipeline Threatens First Nations in British Columbia

1/26/2011 // By Beth Wallace

Helping our neighbors in the ‘Great White North’ keep tar sands pipelines from destroying another wilderness. Tribal First Nations across British Columbia are being asked to give up their land, risk the health of their rivers and food, and jeopardize […] Read more >