tar sands

Snowy owl, like Hedwig, from National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest entrant Kim Leblanc.

Snowy Owls, Farm Bill in the Weekly News Roundup–February 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex Brings Rare Snowy Owl Sightings No, it’s not Hedwig carrying your long awaited acceptance letter from Hogwarts, but recent rare sightings of snowy owls have inspired many …

Snowy Owl – A Connection to the Far North (and the Perils of Keystone XL)

In Washington these days, the idea that we can build the 35 million-gallons-per-day Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline and suffer no ill consequences is treated as serious thinking. But …

Nationwide Vigils Held Against the Keystone Pipeline

Last night, across the country, there were over 280 vigils against the Keystone pipeline in 48 states and Washington, DC.  The National Wildlife Federation stood in solidarity with groups like …

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 …

The Need to Get It Right on Climate Change

Call me an optimist.  Despite dire warnings about the future of our winters (or lack thereof), I have spent the last couple years teaching my young children to ski—a joy …

NWF Rallies Against Keystone XL Before State of the Union

I just got back from a rally outside of the U.S. Capitol against the Keystone XL pipeline. National Wildlife Federation joined partner groups like 350.org and CREDO Action in chanting …

Tar Sands Exposed Tour Shows Human, Environmental Cost of Dirty Fuel

The contrast of images is stark, startling.  Scenes of majestic beauty untouched by the hands of people and scraped earth scraped made toxic and lifeless.  Images of the earth’s bounty; …

Tar Sands in our Tanks? Tracing Extreme Energy on its way to New England

So far, New England has remained virtually free of the extreme, polluting form of energy known as tar sands. Less than 1 percent of our fuel comes from the viscous, …

Portland-Montreal Pipeline Trek Wrap Up

Guest post by Brett Chamberlin Monday marked the end of Kaity Thomson and Brett Chamberlin’s traverse of the Portland-Montreal Pipeline, a journey that brought them across Vermont, New Hampshire, and …

2013 Was Historically Awful For U.S. Oil Train Disasters

How much crude oil did trains spill across America in 2013? More than had been spilled in TOTAL in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data …

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