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A bobcat on the prowl at Fort Ord National Monument (Flickr: Conservation Lands Foundation)

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 >

Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind Development

2/2/2012 // By Catherine Bowes

For too long, America has ignored an immense clean energy source sitting right off our shores. We’ve chosen to remain dependant on fossil fuels that cause dangerous air and water pollution, threaten our national security, and place future generations of […] Read more >

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The Dirty Money Influence Behind Keystone XL

1/12/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Big Oil’s friends on Capitol Hill aren’t going down without a fight — as long as the campaign contributions keep pouring in. Read more >

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El Prometo: A Promise We All Understand

1/4/2012 // By Kendall Mackey

Each year, everyone gets a fresh start and many choose to make a resolution to change their lives for the better. In 2012, President Obama has the opportunity to change our lives for the better by improving our air quality. […] Read more >

Protesters carry an inflatable Keystone Xl pipeline around the White House during the Nov. 6th rally. (Photo: Marine Jaouen)

KXL Threat is Very Alive and Well

12/7/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

Big Oil Has Big Plans to Move Forward with KXL Delaying the Keystone XL pipeline project and the Canadian Northern Gateway pipeline, is a huge victory and a step toward ending our addiction to oil.  Both of these projects were delayed because […] Read more >

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Mandating a Keystone XL Decision: Another Polluter Ploy that Congress Should Reject

12/6/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Polluter lobbyists launched their latest ploy to funnel massive quantities of dirty fuel through the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. It would seem that even though the State Department and President Obama admitted they need more timeto address the project’s considerable […] Read more >

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Giving Thanks for Changes that Benefit the Great Lakes

11/21/2011 // By Jeff Alexander

Many Americans will eagerly sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to be put on the spot by a well-intentioned but misguided host. “Before we eat,” the host will announce, “I’d like to go around the table and have everyone say […] Read more >

Bill McKibben at the Tar Sands Action Rally (courtesy of 350.org)

5 More Reasons to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

11/2/2011 // By Kendall Mackey

On Sunday, it will be exactly one year before Election Day 2012, which is a good time to push President Obama toward making a decision on the most crucial environmental issue of his career. He needs to be reminded of […] Read more >