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NWF Photo: Human Oil Spil in Michigan's Capital

Oil Spill at Michigan’s Capital

7/19/2012 // By Beth Wallace

A human oil spill, that is! On July 18th, community members from across Michigan participated in the Lansing, Mich., We are the Kalamazoo Human Oil Spill event to memorialize two years passing since the largest and costliest inland oil spill […] Read more >

Kalamazoo River Enbridge Oil Spill

Tar Sands-Oiled Kalamazoo River Open to Public

6/21/2012 // By Beth Wallace

But the public was not welcomed to the press event. Agencies within the Unified Command hosted an invite-only media event to open the oiled Kalamazoo River to the public today. I would love to say that I was shocked by […] Read more >

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An Artist’s Take: Tar Sands and Canada’s War on Mother Nature

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands development threatens iconic species like gray wolves and caribou, and puts humans in harm’s way. In her new visual essay, Canadian artist Franke James tackles a question that’s being hotly debated on both sides of the border: What are we willing to risk for the sake of oil industry profits? Read more >

Great Blue Heron covered in oil from the Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan

The Great Lakes: New Dumping Ground for Tar Sands Oil

5/17/2012 // By Beth Wallace

This past week, Enbridge officially announced plans to expand the Lakehead Pipeline system in an effort to pump even more tar sands oil through the Great Lakes. This announcement comes nearly a week after NWF released a report warning that pipeline […] Read more >

Cleanup crews are still working to repair the damage caused by Enbridge's 2010 spill in Michigan (photo: Mic Stolz)

Speak Up Now! Help Stop Big Oil’s Tar Sands Agenda for New England

4/11/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands—a dirty, sludgey oil being produced in Canada—may be oozing into the Northeast soon if Big Oil has its way. You might recognize this dirty product from the heated debate around the “Keystone XL” pipeline, which has received national […] Read more >

Big Oil jumped the gun yesterday, declaring victory on Keystone XL before having to issue an embarrassing retraction

Big Oil Might Be Getting a Little Too Cocky

3/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Big Oil jumped the gun yesterday, declaring victory on Keystone XL before having to issue an embarrassing retraction. Read more >

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. Read more >

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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… Read more >

Brains? Or dirty oil money? Seems like Big Oil lobbyists are hungry for both. (Photo: Daniel Hollister/flickr)

Beyond the Zombie Pipeline – What’s Next For Dirty Tar Sands?

2/1/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Keystone XL — the zombie pipeline — just won’t stay dead. But while KXL has gotten the most attention, there are other major projects in the works to pump dirty tar sands into the outrageously profitable global oil market. Read more >

President John Yellow Bird Steele of the Oglala Sioux Tribe speaks in opposition to KXL at a recent press conference in Washington, DC

Tribal Leaders Tell Obama: No KXL!

12/6/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

Last week, Tribal leaders from across North America came together in Washington, DC to make their case against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to President Obama. Right now Keystone has reached a bit of a stalemate: massive protests — […] Read more >