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Standing Up in the Face of Disaster

1/18/2013 // By Beth Wallace

Over two years ago, the communities I grew up in experienced the largest and costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history. On July 25th, 2010, a pipeline owned by Canadian tar sands giant Enbridge Energy, burst–dumping more than 1 million […] Read more >

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Keystone XL Paints Bleak Future for Caribou

1/10/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

I remember seeing the images of the tar sands region in Alberta, Canada for the first time: a lifeless wasteland of massive open pit mines, smokestacks spewing thick black fumes, and toxic waste ponds. “How can this happen?” I thought, […] Read more >

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Onree Gill, Sheila E. and Mayer Hawthorne to Perform at 2013 Green Inaugural Ball

1/10/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Shelley Cohen. Just like the 2009 star-studded Green Inaugural Ball, this year’s event will bring together top leaders in the environment, energy, and green-technology communities to honor President Barack Obama. With such a broad and diverse audience, […] Read more >

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Will Keystone XL Spoil Your Holidays?

12/13/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

One of the sadder rituals in the nation’s capital is the “December surprise,” whereby the administration in power makes controversial pronouncements right around a major holiday. I’d be willing to bet all the candy canes in my stocking that the […] Read more >

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The Only People Not Talking About the Weather are Running for President

10/1/2012 // By Jennifer Janssen

Everyone is talking about the weather, except for two people who both happen to be running for president, as  CBS points out in their article on why global warming matters in the election. The Candidates’ Positions on Climate Change President […] Read more >

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Chimney Rock, America’s New National Monument

9/21/2012 // By Bentley Johnson

Chimney Rock, one of America’s unique natural wonders, received a special designation today from President Obama—it is our nation’s newest National Monument. Native Americans, conservationists, preservationists, and local business owners are excited by this decision, and for good reason. By using […] Read more >

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Keystone XL: Don’t Ignore Climate Change 400k Americans Tell Feds

8/3/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

The U.S. State Department has received a second application from TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline, or as I like to refer to it—the zombie pipeline. The Obama administration has already given the green light to the southern segment […] Read more >

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A Monumental Announcement for Fort Ord Wildlife

5/1/2012 // By Jenny Kordick

President Obama recently named Fort Ord America’s newest National Monument–an area encompassing nearly 15,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat in Monterey County, California.  A National Monument is a protected area that has significant natural, cultural, and scientific value and is […] Read more >

Obama Takes Dangerous Wrong Turn on “Keystone Lite” Pipeline

3/21/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

As President Obama works to end oil subsidies and promote renewable energy, he has taken a dangerous wrong turn by rushing to build the risky Keystone Lite pipeline, the southern leg of the controversial Keystone XL system. Read more >

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EPA official says feds are winning Asian carp war

3/2/2012 // By Jeff Alexander

The federal government is winning the battle to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, according to an Obama Administration official. Cameron Davis, the Obama Administration’s point person on Great Lakes issues, told a group of conservation leaders this […] Read more >