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If the Keystone XL pipeline is constructed and tar sands development continues unchecked, some herds of Woodland Caribou could disappear in as little as 30 years. (Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The Good and the Bad in the Senate Budget

3/25/2013 // By Adeline Rolnick

On Friday, after 14 hours of a Senate procedure called — really — vote-a-rama, the Senate passed the budget resolution proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray last week. Over 500 amendments were proposed, and over 100 were considered. Since the […] Read more >

Photo: Flickr/peupleloup

45 Days to Speak Up for Caribou

3/8/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

For the third time, the U.S. State Department has issued an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, and once again, they got it dead wrong. Now, it’s up to us to send a signal to […] Read more >

Woodland Caribou (Photo: US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Keystone XL Paints Bleak Future for Caribou

1/10/2013 // By Robyn Carmichael

I remember seeing the images of the tar sands region in Alberta, Canada for the first time: a lifeless wasteland of massive open pit mines, smokestacks spewing thick black fumes, and toxic waste ponds. “How can this happen?” I thought, […] Read more >

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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 […] Read more >

Gray wolves are a keystone species in the northern ecosystem (photo: flickr/YankeeNovember3)

Wildlife in Peril: Nine Species in the Tar Sands War Zone

4/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Canada’s boreal forest is one of the last intact ecosystems on earth — but the fate of its wildlife is in doubt, thanks to the oil industry. Learn more about these remarkable animals, and find out how you can help protect them. Read more >