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BREAKING: Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Accident in Minnesota

4/24/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

Will the company’s latest pipeline accident imperil its chances for a massive expansion in the Great Lakes? Read more >

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

4/24/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

MI Student Earth Day Photos

4/24/2013 // By Liz Starke

On campuses and in communities everywhere the fight against fossil fuels is ramping up. It seems like everyday I hear more news about students holding eye-catching events to ask their administrations to divest from fossil fuels or people of all […] Read more >

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More than One Million Strong Against Keystone XL

4/23/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

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 the close of the 45-day public comment period on the […] Read more >

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

EPA Slams Keystone XL Review

4/23/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

South Haven, Michigan - Lake Michigan by Mic Stolz

Take Action: Help Prevent Great Lakes Tar Sands Spills

4/22/2013 // By Beth Wallace

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 known about this gut wrenching risk since Enbridge polluted the Kalamazoo […] Read more >

One of six beavers caught in an oil spill at a Utah state park rests at a wildlife center. Photo by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah.

Beavers Save Bay from Brunt of Spill – But Pay the Price

4/18/2013 // By Judith Kohler

Beavers have proved over and over again how valuable they and their impressive dams are. The wetlands created by the dams increase and support biological diversity. The dams filter silt and pollution from water. Recently in northern Utah, beaver dams […] Read more >

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?

4/17/2013 // By Peter LaFontaine

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 controversial project. The location couldn’t be more emblematic of what’s […] Read more >

New VIDEO: The Tar Sands Threat to Wildlife

4/12/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

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 oil pipeline is built are immense. President Obama is expected […] Read more >

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

Let’s Count the Ways Keystone XL Approval Helps Us

4/10/2013 // By Guest Author

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