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Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

It is only a matter of time before Great Lakes communities are being evacuated from their homes, possibly never to return, due to the latest tar sands spill. We have …

Endangered Whooping Cranes - like this adult with its chick - are one of many species threatened by tar sands pipelines. (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Big Oil vs. Big Birds – Who Will Win?

On Thursday, the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be front and center in Grand Island, Nebraska, when the US State Department holds its lone public hearing on the immensely …

New VIDEO: The Tar Sands Threat to Wildlife

From widespread habitat destruction, to the drastic effects of climate change, to devastating toxic oil spills—the scope and scale of impacts that wildlife will face if the Keystone XL tar sands …

Tar sands protesters at the "Forward on Climate" rally (photo: 350.org)

Let’s Count the Ways Keystone XL Approval Helps Us

A tongue-in-cheek look at the problems caused by the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Companies like Suncor need coastal access in order to grow their operations -- and they're banking on KXL to get them there. (Photo: Suncor)

Keystone XL – The Linchpin for Future Tar Sands Growth

The tar sands industry knows that KXL is their best hope for a dramatic expansion. Hear it in their own words.

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45 Days to Speak Up for Caribou

For the third time, the U.S. State Department has issued an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and once again, they got it dead wrong. …

Tar sands refining complex in Alberta, Canada (Photo: Kris Krug)

Keystone XL Review Fails the Climate Test

The US State Department takes a huge step backward on the controversial project, leaving President Obama as our last, best hope for confronting the climate crisis.

Photo: TarSandsAction

Will Obama Go Back to 1984 on Keystone XL?

Canada insists the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will bring “peace and prosperity,” but the world’s top climate official thinks otherwise. How will the President pick sides?

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Will Keystone XL Spoil Your Holidays?

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 …

Aerial of Suncor Millenium Mine,  north of  Fort  McMurray, Canada.

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

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 …

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