tar sands

New Revelations from Arkansas Spill Highlight Need for Stricter Tar Sands Pipeline Safety Standards

A recent article by Inside Climate News underscores the fact that existing regulations are not protecting us from the new and severe threats of tar sands pipelines.  The article highlights the …

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

It’s been a cruel summer for supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. First, President Obama pledged to connect his decision on Keystone XL to its climate-disrupting carbon pollution, …

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Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In …

Kalamazoo River polluted with raw tar sands crude

Which Federal Agency is Keeping Its Head in the (Tar) Sands?

The following is a guest post from Jeffrey Insko, who lives along the Enbridge Line 6B pipeline route in Groveland Township, Michigan with his wife Katy and dog Sam. He …

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

The news for the Keystone XL pipeline just keeps getting worse.  Last week, further information came out regarding an apparent cover-up of a conflict of interest that undermines the credibility …

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New Report: Keystone XL Would Drain Cash from American Families

It turns out Canadian tar sands companies and American conservationists agree on something: The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would significantly raise America’s gas prices. A new report from Consumer …

Over 400 people, from all walks of life, rally to demand that lawmakers require that Enbridge replace a 60 year old tar sands pipeline at the Straits of Mackinac and to never allow tar sands to flow through the Great Lakes.

A Rally for the Great Lakes! Enbridge Straits of Mackinac Pipelines Post Extreme Risk to Great Lakes

More than 400 people rallied on Sunday in St. Ignace, Mich., to urge the state’s public officials to protect the Great Lakes from a potential oil spill disaster. The National …

Stir and sniff tar sands in the Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Alexis Bonogofsky

Scratch and Sniff Tar Sands

When I walked into the Oil Sands Discovery Centre a day after participating in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the first thing I noticed was …

Shell’s Oil Sands Project will Devastate Habitats, but Canada Says OK

Once revered as a leading environmental steward, Canada now seems all too willing to cave to the tar sands industry like the petrostate it seems to be veering towards becoming. …

Clayton Thomas-Muller, one of the main organizers, gathers the marchers. Photo copyright Alexis Bonogofsky

You Can Help Heal the Tar Sands By Stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join more than 500 people from the First Nations, Canada and the United States to walk 14 kilometers through Canada’s tar sands mining …

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