tar sands


With Tar Sands Project in Mind, Pipeline Company Sues Maine Town

In another attempt by an oil company to force a small community to accept a dirty energy future it does not want, the Portland Pipe Line Company (PPLC) filed an …

River otter, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

NWF Hosts 2015 Wildlife Conservation Briefing with Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

On January 3, 2015 the 114th Congress was sworn in – and with it came an incredible opportunity to make 2015 a year of conservation victories for wildlife. That’s why …

Moose in the Snow

2015 State of Union Provides New Hope for Protecting Wildlife From Climate Change

Last year, after the President’s State of the Union Address, I wrote a blog expressing cautious optimism about his agenda on climate change.  I talked about my two young kids, …

Canada Lynx

Five Species that will be Forever Harmed by Keystone XL

There are many compelling reasons to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. But the most immediate reason to say NO to Keystone? Wildlife already at risk will suffer catastrophic losses if this pipeline project moves forward.

Whooping cranes roam fields and wetlands for food

Nebraska Court Decision Means Time to Reject Keystone XL Has Arrived

The time to reject Keystone XL has arrived.  Last spring, the Administration put a decision on the pipeline on hold until a legal issue over the route in Nebraska was …

woodland caribou

Presidential Veto Promise Another Step Towards Keystone Rejection

It’s been an important and game-changing week in the effort to keep climate disrupting tar sands in the ground. On Tuesday, December 6, the White House announced that President Obama would …

Keystone XL protests in Nebraska (photo credit: Flickr Creative Commons/laurigorham)

Senate Says “No” to Keystone XL; Next up, President Obama

The Senate narrowly defeated a bill on November 18th that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline. NWF applauded the Senators that stood up for wildlife, clean air, and healthy landscapes by …


Pipeline Safety Agency Says No to Public Request for Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Measures

It would seem to follow that two of the most severe pipeline oil spill disasters in our nation’s history would garner the attention of a federal agency charged with protecting us from …

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A Big Win for Wildlife: Senate Says No to Keystone XL Pipeline

Today, the Senate voted again on a bill that would’ve approved the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The effort, initiated by Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), fell one vote short of the …


Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota …

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