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

State Department Approves Illegal Scheme for Doubling Tar Sands Flowing through the Great Lakes

Updated: Take action below to tell the State Department not to allow expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline. On August 18, 2014, the State Department posted documents that show …

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

Scientists Call for Tar Sands Moratorium

In a pointed article in the prestigious journal Nature, eight scientists and economists call for a moratorium on new tar sands projects “unless developments are consistent with national and international commitments …

Along the propose route of KXL, spills could have endangered the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers, the massive Ogallala aquifer, and the wildlife, like pallid sturgeon, sandhill and whooping Cranes, piping plovers, and other wildlife that live there. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Jane Becker.

President Now Has Information Needed to Deny Keystone XL

Today, the State Department released its long awaited environmental review of the controversial Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline.  The State Department’s report for the first time acknowledges that the …

An oil transport train travels through Bad Rock Canyon, Montana, just west of Columbia Falls. Flickr photo by Roy Luck.

Don’t Accept False Choices, the Right Choice is Denying Keystone XL

The recent collision and explosion of oil rail cars in North Dakota followed by the evacuation and fire aboard on oil train in New Brunswick, have again highlighted the extreme …

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Northeast Tar Sands Project Should Need U.S. Dept. of State…

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State Department’s Keystone XL Review Goes from Bad to Worse

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

It's hard to ignore 50,000 protesters in your front yard -- and dozens of members of Congress paid attention (Photo: 350.org)

Congress Joins the Chorus of Boos Against Keystone XL

Momentum against the dirty project continues, as dozens of members of Congress urge the US State Department to fix its flawed analysis.

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More than One Million Strong Against Keystone XL

In his Earth Day proclamation, President Obama said “nothing is more powerful than millions of voices calling for change.” Yesterday, we did just that. KXL Opponents Make Voices Heard Following …

A blue heron covered in tar sands oil from the Kalamazoo River pipeline disaster (Photo: Michigan DEQ)

EPA Slams Keystone XL Review

Could the momentum be shifting against the tar sands megaproject? The big news out of Washington seems to say “yes.”

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