Portland Montreal Pipeline

An osprey seen flying over the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, followed by a black tern. Photo Credit: Ken Sturm, USFWS

Exploring the Missisquoi River – What’s at Stake from a Tar Sands Spill in Vermont?

On a lazy August afternoon in the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge, the wide river flows under gently bobbing white and yellow water lilies, around easily missed turtles basking on rocks, …

Photo by Ian Matchett|Flickr

Meeting of Governors and Premiers a Big Opportunity for Northeast Wildlife

This week, the governors of New England states are meeting with leaders of Canada’s Eastern provinces in the mountains of New Hampshire, at the annual New England Governors and Eastern …

Not only would Vermont moose be threatened by a tar sands spill here, but they also face challenges due to climate change that will be exacerbated by runaway tar sands expansion. Credit: David Govatski USFWS

Vermont Leads New England on Path to Cleaner Fuel Mix

As more Vermonters learn about the threat of climate disrupting tar sands—one of the planet’s dirtiest and most carbon polluting fuels—being transported through the Northeast Kingdom via an aging oil …


A Growing Chorus to Protect Wildlife from Tar Sands in New England

The chorus of concern in New England over a likely tar sands pipeline project that would be devastating for wildlife just keeps getting louder.  On April 18, Republican Senator Kelly …

Mallard duck coated in oil, March 2013 (via Arkansas HAWK Center)

A Year After Mayflower Disaster, an Oil Spill at Every…

Bicknell's Thrush. Photo by Steve D. Faccio (Vermont Center for Ecostudies)

You’re Invited: Retirement Party for the Portland-Montreal Pipeline

Transporting tar sands through Vermont would directly threaten the moose, fish and birds that rely on clean water to survive. Photo donated by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Marin Packer.

Vermont Towns Protect Wildlife and Vote ‘No’ on Tar Sands

White-tailed deer image by N. and M.J. Mishler (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

Despite Industry Bullying, New England Stands Up to Tar Sands

The City Council of South Portland, Maine, responded last week to wide concern among residents and passed a 180-day moratorium on any move to transport tar sands there. How did …

An old oil pipeline in Winnipeg near the  Assiniboine River. Flickr photo by Joel Penner.

Industry Giveaway Bill Seeks to Gut Public Review of Dangerous Pipeline Projects

Now that Congress is done shuttering our National Parks and needlessly putting the world economy at risk, it’s time for them to turn to another of their favorite pastimes – …

Mt. Wonalancet, NH, not far from the route of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline (photo: Chris Schoenboem)

New Englanders Invade DC to Stay Tar Sands Free

An intrepid crew from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire visited our nation’s capitol to press for action on the tar sands threat to New England. Will their message stick?

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