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Thanks from Alaska’s Wildlife!

12/20/2012 // By Rachel Arenstein

Thanks to public support from thousands of wildlife advocates like you, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management have announced a plan to protect important wildlife habitat in the National Petroleum Reserve – Alaska (commonly …

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Save Santa’s Reindeer!

12/18/2012 // By Carol Oldham

Tar Sands Threat to Santa’s Reindeer: Santa’s sleigh doesn’t run on oil, it’s powered by Rudolph and his friends! Santa’s reindeer and their cousins, the woodland caribou, are in danger and need your help! Up in Alberta, Canada caribou are …


“Black Out, Speak Out” for Wildlife

6/4/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

On June 4, groups across the United States and Canada are blacking out their websites to demonstrate that concerns about tar sands will not be silenced.


Alberta Oil Spill: 924,000 Gallons and Rising

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

A major oil pipeline spill in Alberta, Canada has dealt another painful blow in the fight against reckless development.

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An Artist’s Take: Tar Sands and Canada’s War on Mother Nature

5/31/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Tar sands development threatens iconic species like gray wolves and caribou, and puts humans in harm’s way. In her new visual essay, Canadian artist Franke James tackles a question that’s being hotly debated on both sides of the border: What are we willing to risk for the sake of oil industry profits?


Big Oil’s Big Plans for Tar Sands in New England

5/21/2012 // By Jim Murphy

Big Oil, you just can’t trust it. In 2008, when they thought no one was watching, oil companies Enbridge and the Portland Montreal Pipeline Company hatched a plan to reverse the flow of two existing pipelines to send dirty tar …

Gray wolf on the banks of the Gardner River in Yellowstone (photo by Beth Pratt)

VIDEO: Poisoning Wolves to Pad Big Oil’s Profits

5/16/2012 // By Robyn Carmichael

A powerful new video, titled ‘Cry Wolf: An Enethical Oil Story’ from our friends at DeSmogBlog, documents the senseless and cruel killing of wolves in Canada in order to conceal the impacts of booming oil and gas development on woodland …

Tar sands pipelines spell big trouble for species like cranes (photo: Andrea Westmoreland)

Sandhill Cranes: an Ancient Bird, a New Threat, and How You Can Help

5/3/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

What does Big Oil have in store for one of the planet’s oldest residents? Find out more about this amazing animal and its trek across our continent — and how Canada’s tar sands industry puts it in danger.

Dogs Among Latest Victims of Tar Sands Poison

4/27/2012 // By Felice Stadler

One day last February, a man opened the front door of his cabin in Alberta, Canada, to find his dog looking quite ill. Seeing that two of his other dogs were missing, he headed out to track them down. Sadly, …

"Windmills Not Oil Spills," read the sign of this young opponent to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.  Image from Bold Nebraska.

Another Keystone XL Vote as Big Oil Flexes Hill Muscle

4/17/2012 // By Tony Iallonardo

Once again essential legislation is being taken hostage by Big Oil’s backers on Capitol Hill. The vehicle this time is the transportation bill, a massive piece of legislation that aims to invest in infrastructure and stimulate job growth. In forcing another …