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Mountain lion sharpening claws at the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

5/15/2014 // By Jim Murphy

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but here’s what we know and it’s troubling: About 10,000 gallons […] Read more >

Over 400 people, from all walks of life, rally to demand that lawmakers require that Enbridge replace a 60 year old tar sands pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac and to never allow tar sands to flow through the Great Lakes.

A Rally for the Great Lakes! Enbridge Straits of Mackinac Pipelines Post Extreme Risk to Great Lakes

7/15/2013 // By Beth Wallace

More than 400 people rallied on Sunday in St. Ignace, Mich., to urge the state’s public officials to protect the Great Lakes from a potential oil spill disaster. The National Wildlife Federation joined conservation, tribal and citizens organizations in asking […] Read more >

Clayton Thomas-Muller, one of the main organizers, gathers the marchers. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky

You Can Help Heal the Tar Sands By Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline

7/11/2013 // By Alexis Bonogofsky

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join more than 500 people from the First Nations, Canada and the United States to walk 14 kilometers through Canada’s tar sands mining operations in the fourth annual Tar Sands Healing Walk. I […] Read more >

The endangered Whooping Crane is one of many iconic species at risk from tar sands development. (Photo: flickr.com/Naturesfan1226)

Keystone XL Loses Ground in Congress

5/23/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

The Keystone XL pipeline took a hit yesterday as support for the polluting megaproject dwindles on Capitol Hill. Read more >

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

4/22/2013 // By Beth Wallace

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have known about this gut wrenching risk since Enbridge polluted the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

US Congresswoman Chellie Pingree addresses the crowd in Portland

Thousands Brave the Cold to Say NO to Tar Sands in New England

1/30/2013 // By Jim Murphy

Sub-zero temperatures were no match for an enthusiastic crowd in Portland, who protested a plan to bring the world’s dirtiest oil through their backyard. Read more >

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Pipeline Companies’ Crude Behavior Exposed

12/6/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

The tar sands industry is making a habit of steamrolling opposition in its pursuit of profits. A new NWF report details what it means for American landowners, tribes, and communities. Read more >

(Photo: Nestor Galina)

Are U.S. Oil Exports Making Tar Sands “Useless”?

11/5/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A boom in American oil production has made Keystone XL an even riskier bet. How will politicians and the industry respond? Read more >

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Jackpine Mine: Shell Oil’s Caribou Killer

10/25/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Shell Oil is pushing hard to expand its Jackpine tar sands mine in northern Alberta, but at what cost? Read more >

If Keystone XL is the "zombie pipeline" that won't die, it's pretty clear the Enbridge expansion is the "Frankenstein" of tar sands. The patchwork, 2,600 mile pipeline is right out of a mad scientist's dream. (photo: Riccardo Cuppini/flickr)

A Monster Rises: Enbridge’s Tar Sands Frankenstein

9/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Pipeline giant Enbridge, Inc. is poised to construct a tar sands superhighway from Canada to Texas’ Gulf Coast that would rival Keystone XL — so why is no one paying attention? Read more >